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    Atanarjuat the Fast Runner

    Välejalg |

    Director: Zacharias Kunuk

    Country: Canada

    Year: 2000

    Length: 161'

    Language: In Inuktitut with english subtitles

    After the camp leader is murdered, the new leader Sauri (Ipkarnak) drives his old rival Tulimaq down through mistreatment and ridicule. Years pass and power begins to change when the resentful Tulimaq has two sons -- Amaqjuaq, The Strong One (Innukshuk), and Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner (Ungalaaq). As the camp's best hunters they provoke jealousy and rage in their rival, Oki (Arnatsiaq), the leader's ill-tempered son. When The Fast Runner wins away Oki's promised bride-to-be, the beautiful Atuat (Ivalu), Oki conspires to murder the brothers.
    Based on an ancient Inuit legend that takes place in the eastern artic wilderness near Igloolik near the dawn of the first millenium.