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Map of the Human Heart (1992)

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 »

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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 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.


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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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14 May 1993 (USA)  »

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$2,806,881 (USA)
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Falling behind schedule and over-budget, Vincent Ward regularly loaded the camera just before the day was scheduled to end so they could continue filming. Law stipulated filming could continue until film ran out but could not be reloaded. See more »

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Avik: Holy boy, the cavalry's here.
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Written and performed by Dominique Tremblay and Philippe Gagnon
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Filmdom's Best (or Most Unique) Love Scene
15 March 2012 | by (Louisiana Bayou Country) – See all my reviews

This film reflects its international pedigree. Canadian films are wonderful when viewed in their "language" and film syntax, kind of a cross between French & English & Australian films in caprice, intelligence, plot development, and subjects.

American movie goers and film watchers (and Reviewers here) find something missing or too over-the-top in Canadian projects, wherever they're financed. "Snow Walker" was good but not "Hollywood." "Battle of the Brave" was good; not exactly Hollywood. "Map of the Human Heart;" very, very good in its own vernacular. Very good - and moving and thought-provoking, and so on ...

"Map..." has a love scene that could have come from the mind & imagination of Spielberg. Though not long or overly explicit, it may be one of the most unique and remarkable and perfectly contextual in all of film. Beautiful. Watch and see, near, or in, the 3rd Act.

Annie Galipeau is young here, and good, and presages her role in "Grey Owl" with Pierce Brosnan.

Thanks MIRAMAX for putting money into risky, off-the-worn-sprocket-hole projects.


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