Map of the Human Heart (1992)
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as Young Avik
as Young Albertine
as Sister Banville
as Avik's Grandmother
as Doctor on Boat
as Chopper Pilot
as Chopper NCO
as Inuit Woman--Cook
as Photo Analyst
as Inuit Elder
as Kind Nurse
as Army Sergeant
as Newspaper Boy
as Indian Patient
as Oilman in Bar
as American Soldier
as Colonel Jameson
as Ginger Jameson
as Hotel Bellboy
as Walter's NCO
as Moravian Minister
as Doctor on Boat
as Woman Guest
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Critic Reviews for Map of the Human Heart
Even by Mr. Ward's own high standards in the area of idiosyncrasy, this is a daringly peculiar tale.
The best movies seem to reinvent themselves as they move along, not drawing from worn-out sources, and Map of the Human Heart is one of the year's best films.
A film of incantatory intensity and moment by a prodigiously gifted young filmmaker.
Despite its historical surrounding and a few stabs at thematic depth, Map of the Human Heart has all the flavor and plot complexity of a Harlequin romance.
As directed and co-written by Vincent Ward, this romantic drama tries to say something poignant about a doomed interracial love and the fateful nature of human encounters, but everything about it is excessive.
Audience Reviews for Map of the Human Heart
half-breed inuit boy meets halfling injun girl in Canada's Royal Mount. A romance across bleeding noses, black eyes and icy plains over decades. It's a pity that they don't manage to surmount their comfort zones and dreams, despite their undeniable balloony love.
Nice. Moving. Touching...even though the style of this movie definitely shows its age. Much has happened in the last 20 yrs to improve productions. To see this movie made again, with todays expertise, would be really fantastic. FYI: John Cusack is in this for less than 5 min...
The movie starts off very well with interesting relationships between Inuit, European and other Meso-American peoples and then switches gears into a sweeping romance. Jason Scott Lee really steps up to and fills his role as an Inuit who is drawn into a world he is unfamiliar with. By the time the film gets to WWII it might as well be Pearl Harbor w/ burning models instead of god CGI. As a note Cusack has a 5 Minute role sitting at a table looking at a map listening to Lee retell his story
Map of the Human Heart Quotes
|Avik:||It's all there in the maps. Sometimes all they tell you is that you're lost.|
|Avik:||Why do you want to bomb Dresden?|
|Walter Russell:||There's a monster in a room. Once that room was filled with everything that was valuable to him. His train sets, his puppet theatre, his model planes. They're all broken now. All that's left untouched is his beautiful collection of Dresden China. You go into that room, you smash all his crockery, and you have broken his spirit.|