The White Dawn (1974)
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Critic Reviews for The White Dawn
One of those unforgettable film experiences where everything cinematography, music, acting coheres in a unified and rewarding work of art
Audience Reviews for The White Dawn
Think of it as a darker, colder version of 'Dances with Wolves'. White Dawn takes us to the other side of the world to tell a story of a group of Americans sailors who slowly corrupt the isolated Inuit community that has rescued them. It's a lost film that should be rediscovered
★★★ (out of four)
Not a great film, but an earnest one. It shows us a world in all its bleakness that we don't often get to see. I got cold just watching it!
Louis Gossett Jr, Warren Oates, and Timothy Bottoms play three whalers who run into trouble while on a fishing trip. they become trapped in the Artic Circle with their chances of survival dwindling.
They are rescued by a tribe of Eskimos. They live in the village, but it soon becomes a clash of cultures as the three men introduce many worldly things to the Eskimos including gambling, stealing, and strange sexual behavior. The tribe finally rebels against them.
Fascinating and disturbing with some very uncomfortable realism.
Awesome postcards from the edge of the world. Nanooks are indistinguishable from each other, making them a mass of furry humanity without character. Tall americans bumble around. Oates is good.
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