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Map of the Human Heart (1992)

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Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent Ward

Writers:

Louis Nowra, Vincent Ward (story)
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Avik
Robert Joamie Robert Joamie ... Young Avik
Anne Parillaud ... Albertine
Annie Galipeau Annie Galipeau ... Young Albertine
Patrick Bergin ... Walter Russell
Clotilde Courau ... Rainee
John Cusack ... The Mapmaker
Jeanne Moreau ... Sister Banville
Ben Mendelsohn ... Farmboy
Jerry Snell Jerry Snell ... Boleslaw
Jayko Pitseolak Jayko Pitseolak ... Avik's Grandmother
Matt Holland ... Flight Navigator
Rebecca Vevee Rebecca Vevee ... Inuit Cook
Josape Kopalee Josape Kopalee ... Inuit Elder
Reepah Arreak Reepah Arreak ... Avik's Girlfriend
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Storyline

Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the most difficult spaces to gap. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Born in the magic of youth. Forged by the passions of war. Their love knew no boundaries.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia | UK | Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avik e Albertine See more »

Filming Locations:

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,636, 25 April 1993

Gross USA:

$2,806,881

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,806,881
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Mendelsohn injured his back his last day on set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Avik: Holy boy, the cavalry's here.
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La Casa
Written and performed by Dominique Tremblay and Philippe Gagnon
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Beautiful
28 January 2007 | by tommytune79See all my reviews

This is a beautiful, thoughtful, heart-wrenching story. The cinematography of the film is artful and intimate, it feels like you are in the room, almost shamefully eavesdropping... the ending doesn't completely gel for me, the story line works, but I think it needs to be fleshed out a bit more. The ensemble performances are letter perfect, the subtleties and inner thoughts of these characters are crystal clear to the viewer, it's almost unnerving. The frantic energy of wartime life is captured beautifully, without being a trite war movie. It's just another layer of these characters reality, it doesn't overwhelm the story. Brandon Lee is beautiful in this role, very impressive performance. Great great story, I loved this movie!!!!


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