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Map of the Human Heart

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Map of the Human Heart

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin, John Cusack
director:
Vincent Ward
genre:
Romance, Drama

We gave it an A

An emotional epic spanning more than three decades, Vincent Ward’s haunting drama tells the story of a young Eskimo, Avik (the charismatic Lee), who loses his heritage when he’s brought to the white man’s land and who loses his heart to the half-breed Albertine (the sensual Parillaud). In a narrative that climaxes brilliantly, chillingly, at the fire-bombing of Dresden, there are moments of great poignancy, with imagery that is both startling and beautiful. At Map of the Human Heart‘s core, this is the tale of two people who never feel they are complete — except in each other’s arms. One of the few modern films that can, in all conscience, be called magical. A

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