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Atanarjuat the fast runner
Uniform Title:
Atanarjuat (Motion picture : 1999)
Publication Information:
Montréal : Alliance Atlantis, [2000]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (ca. 2 hr., 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.

DVD format.

Wide screen aspect ratio 1.78:1; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.

Soundtrack in 5.1 Dolby digital or 2.0 Dolby stereo.
disc 1. Feature film with optional fact track in English -- disc 2. Trailer. About Igloolik Isuma. Photo gallery. The legend and the land. Production diary. Cast, characters & crew. Art direction.
Set amongst the Inuit people of the arctic, the film is a thrilling, passionate story exploring the universal themes of love, revenge and survival. When a small, nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman, the curse is still felt years later. Atanarjuat falls in love with Atuat, a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader. In a fight, she is won by Atanarjuat causing vengeful clan leader Oki to plot to attack Atanarjuat and his brother in their sleep. Atanarjuat manages to escape and sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure to survive in the brutal wilderness. His journey ends when he returns, stronger and wiser, to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people.
Reading Level:
CHV rating: 14A.

MPAA rating: R.


Material Type
Call Number
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Fast Runner (1999)
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Fast Runner (1999)

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