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The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)

Rating:R (for some sexuality/nudity and violence)
Release Date:June 7, 2002
Running time:172 minutes
Cast:Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Madeline Ivalu
Director:Zacharias Kunuk
Producer:Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk
Writer:Paul Apak Angilirq
Distributor:Lot 47 Films

Description: 1000 A.D.: Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of nomadic Inuit, upsetting its balance and spirit. Twenty years pass. Two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuaq, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice. But can he ever escape the cycle of vengeance left behind?

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