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Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

Summary: Centuries ago, in what would become the Canadian Arctic, Atuat is promised to the malevolent Oki, son of the leader of their tribe. But Atuat loves the good-natured Atanarjuat, who ultimately finds a way to marry her. Oki's sister, Puja also fancies Atanarjuat, and when she causes strife between him and his brother Amaqjuaq, Oki seizes the opportunity to wreak a terrible revenge on Atanarjuat.
Runtime: 172 min
Rating: Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and violence.
Production: Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Language: Inuktitut
Home Release Date: Feb 11, 2003
Director Credit
Zacharias Kunuk Director
Writer Credit
Herve Paniaq Writer
Norman Cohn Writer
Paul Apak Angilirq Writer
Pauloosie Qulitalik Writer
Zacharias Kunuk Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Natar Ungalaaq Atanarjuat
Sylvia Ivalu Atuat
Cast Credit
Abraham Ulayuruluk Tungajuaq
Alex Uttak Pakak
Apayata Kotierk Kumaglak
Eric Nutarariaq Young Sauri
Eugene Ipkarnak Sauri, The Chief
Lucy Tulugarjuk Puja
Luke Taqqaugaq Pittiulak
Madeline Ivalu Panikpak
Mary Qulitalik Niriuniq
Neeve Irngaut Uluriaq
Pakak Innuksuk Amaqjuaq
Pauloosie Qulitalik Qulitalik/A Shaman
Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq Oki
Producer Credit
Germaine Wong Producer: NFB
Norman Cohn Producer: Igloolik Isuma
Paul Apak Angilirq Producer: Igloolik Isuma
Sally Bochner Executive Producer: NFB
Zacharias Kunuk Producer: Igloolik Isuma Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: