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Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.
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Credited cast:
Mungau Dain ...
Dain
Marie Wawa ...
Wawa
Marceline Rofit ...
Selin
Charlie Kahla ...
Chief Charlie
Albi Nagia ...
Grandfather and Shaman
Lingai Kowia ...
Lingai (father)
Dadwa Mungau ...
Grandmother
Linette Yowayin ...
Yowayin (mother)
Kapan Cook ...
Kapan Cook
Mungau Yokay ...
Peacemaking chief
Mikum Tainakou ...
Imedin Chief Mikum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Alik ...
Christian woman 2
Jaqueline Nibou ...
Christian woman 1
Johnson Noah ...
Beach chief
Robert Nukwei ...
Christian leader

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Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

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$5,711 (USA) (16 September 2016)

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The only language spoken in the film is Nauvhal. See more »

Quotes

Wawa: I've missed you. You've been away too long.
Dain: You're all grown up now. A beautiful butterfly.
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Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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Beautifully filmed
23 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Going into this I wasn't really sure what to expect. Maybe for that reason the sheer dazzling beauty of its beauty really surprised me and really had me falling in love with what I was seeing. I don't think the screenplay is on the level of the directing, acting, and cinematography here (although it's still rather good) and that's only because the film works on a level of poetry and trance-like mystery and awe. Its beauty sort of transcends the screen and really leaves you with so many different emotions. It's great that a film like this got nominated for the Oscar and while I don't think it's the best of the nominees, it surely comes highly recommended.


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