The Snow Walker (2003)
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Movie InfoCharles Martin Smith's romantic adventure film The Snow Walker concerns a brave risk-taking pilot (Barry Pepper) and an Inuit woman in frail health who is his passenger. When the pair experience a plane crash, each is forced to learn from and help the other in order to survive the variety of obstacles the harsh landscape throws in their path. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for The Snow Walker
The Snow Walker is not Atanarjuat, but it captures the actual scenic beauty of the North and with it, the poetic truth of brotherhood in an unforgiving land.
As predicable as the annual fall of the Maple Leafs, but considerably more tragic, as traditional as the recurring scam of political patronage, but a lot more compelling, The Snow Walker is a vintage slice of Canadiana.
Constant interruptions prevent the story from building to a satisfying emotional pitch, leaving the film, like the characters, to trudge circuitously across that vast frozen tundra.
[A]voids descending into the overtly sentimental by not romanticizing a harsh land...
An old school adventure whose simple themes resonate with a refreshing honesty.
Através das belíssimas atuações de Pepper e da estreante Piugattuk, a narrativa desenvolve-se com calma até atingir um clímax emocional inesperado, mas eficiente.
...given the skill with which this spare story has been filmed, it's hard not to be entertained on some level.
Smith's respect and love for the wilderness is clear in every frame, and allows the viewer to become fully immersed in the characters' predicaments.
Audience Reviews for The Snow Walker
It's a story of struggle for survival of a pilot & an ill Inuit girl as they get stuck in the Arctic tundra after their plane almost crashes down.
If that sounds appealing to you, go for it. Somehow, it appealed to me a bit. But more than its plot, IMDb reviews & rating encouraged me more to go for it. Eventually, I went for it & ended up being disappointed. For me, it was too dry & too plain to be effective.
I don't know; if you're too insightful & stuffs like "ooh see, how they're struggling for their survival; ooh, see how they're trying to interact & understand each other despite of knowing too little of each other's languages; wow, what a wonderful scenery," etc. touch your senses, you might wanna give it a go.
Simple yet Powerful.
A story of survival, and of how two entirely different individuals come together and form a relation that transcends all the differences between them.
The Snow Walker: This film is based on a short story written by Farley Mowat. Its Directed by Charles M Smith. Set in 1952 Barry Pepper plays the part of a cocky pilot know as Charlie Halliday. His job is to ferry cargo, At one stop he picks up a Very Sick Inuit Women Named Kanaalaq, who is played by the beautiful Annabella Piugattuk. His job is to take here to Yellow Knife for treatment as he made a deal with an elder and received two large ivory tusk. On the flight back Charlie deviates from his flight plan and of course the plane goes down leaving the two stranded. Charlie being hard headed wants to take charge an find help on his own, leaving the Inuit women behind, but it is the Inuit women who finds Charlie near death and rescues him, the two form a close bind. A very sad ending that I will leave at that. I give it 4 stars, you get it and watch it as its a good Family Story.More
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