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A 1992 Canadian-French film directed by Jacques Dorfmann and Pierre Magny starring Lou Diamond Phillips that has a young Inuit man killing a white trader and being pursued by the police. However, his father is determined to protect him whatever the costs.

The movie also stars Toshiro Mifune, Jennifer Tilly, and Donald Sutherland.

It was based on the novel Agaguk by Yves Theriault.


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  • Adult Fear: For Agaguk and his family, as he kills a man and is on the run from authorities when Native groups like the Inuit wouldn't be treated well by the authorities, especially when the victim is a white trader.
  • The Film of the Book: Based on the book by Theriault.
  • Period Piece: Takes place in the 1930s in Canada.
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