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Map of the Human Heart (1992)

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Arctic, 1965: Avik tells his story starting 1931. A mapmaker flies Avik, then a preteen Eskimo boy with TB, to a hospital in Montreal, where he meets Albertine. They meet again when Avik joins WWII in UK.

Director:

Vincent Ward

Writers:

Louis Nowra (screenplay), 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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Trivia

Inspired by director Vincent Ward's time spent living with the Inuit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Avik: Holy boy, the cavalry's here.
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Soundtracks

Song of Angutiatuk
From "Musique et Chants Inuit"
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Wonderful Film
27 December 2002 | by RETRO714See all my reviews

I had to drive 38 miles to see it..But it was fantastic. I'm usually a "guy Movie" person, but this film moved me so profoundly. The ending was extremely sad. A beautiful movie anyone would enjoy.


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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:

Map of the Human Heart 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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