Shadow of the Wolf

1993

Shadow of the Wolf

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Based on a best-selling novel, this drama, set amongst a remote Eskimo tribe in 1935, was -- at the time it was produced -- the most expensive Canadian motion picture ever made, with a budget of $31 million. Lou Diamond Phillips stars as Agaguk, the rebellious son of tribal leader Kroomak (Toshiro Mifune). The two men disagree strongly over the growing presence of white men in the area. Agaguk wants nothing to do with the interlopers, while his father has opened a fur trade with one of them, Brown (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu). Agaguk and Kroomak also clash over Igiyook (Jennifer Tilly), a beautiful woman whom both men want to marry, but Agaguk wins her hand. After he slays Brown in an argument, Agaguk is cursed and cast out of the tribe by his father. Agaguk takes Igiyook into the wilderness and struggles to survive there as she gives birth to a child, while Henderson (Donald Sutherland), a lawman, shows up to investigate Brown's death.

Cast

Harry Hill
as McTavish
David Oopik
as Pualuna
Raoul Trujillo
as Big Tooth
Patricia Eshkibok
as Parted Hair
Earl Danyluk
as Hatchet Jack
Glenn Verdon
as Stebbins
Lucie Kadujulik
as 1st Old Woman
Lydia Phillips
as 2nd Old Woman
Gordon Masten
as 2nd Sailor
Richard Zeman
as Policeman
Alasie Tookalak
as Arnattiaq
Sheena Larkin
as Mrs. McTavish
Frederic Duplessis
as Tayarak (as a newborn)
Sam Simpson
as Tayarak (age 1 month)
Estefana Chew
as Tayarak (age 6 months)
Alunngirk Airo
as Tayarak (age 3)
Mary Echalook
as Throat Singer A
Nellie Echalook
as Throat Singer B
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Critic Reviews for Shadow of the Wolf

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  • Shot on location in the arctic north, the movie is obviously a labor of love -- which makes it all the more unfortunate that the story it tells is so simple-minded.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shadow of the Wolf

  • Jan 20, 2008
    A fantastic film! An interesting storyline that follows the lives of a hunter and his family.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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