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Nanook of the North (1922)

Nanook of the North
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Allakariallak Allakariallak
Nanook
Nyla Nyla
Nanook's Wife - the Smiling One
Cunayou Cunayou
Cunayou -Nanook's Daughter
Allegoo Allegoo
Allegoo - Nanook's Son
Camock Camock
Camock - Nanook's Cat
Berry Kroeger Berry Kroeger
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Written by
Frances H. Flaherty Frances H. Flaherty
idea (uncredited)
Robert J. Flaherty Robert J. Flaherty
uncredited


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A very good movie

1 year ago at Dec 3 19:14
1 vote
The other day, I was fooling around on YouTube and I came across this movie and since it was on the list '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', I thought I might as check it out. Well, I was seriously impressed, that's for sure. First of all, I have always been interested by documentaries so it was just really neat to see this movie which is usually considered as the very first movie in this g... read more

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8 years, 6 months ago at Jun 6 7:58
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Questo documentario รจ molto originale, sebbene sia un film muto, mostra molto bene la vita degli eschimesi e le loro abitudini


This documentary is very original, although it is a silent film, it shows very well the life of Eskimos and their habits.

Nanook of the North

8 years, 4 months ago at Aug 8 17:05
1 vote
Excellent docu-movie about life in the deep north. Considering the date of this movie it is quite amazing. Real great look at ethnicity.
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Documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit) and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. Nanook of the North was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history.
Release date: 11 June 1922
UPC: 715515009829
Tags: Documentary (11), Silent (8), 1920s (6), 1922 (5), Igloo (4), Inuit (3), Winter (3), Dog (3), Harpoon (3), Snow (3), Kayak (3), Utne (2), Completely Scripted (2), Iceberg (2), Vintage (2), Ethnic (2), American History/Culture (2), Nanook (2), Hunting (2), Animal (2)
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" Fascinating film historic document of Eskimo life in the 1920s. It was the first true attempt at a documentary even if some scenes were staged. It is of course dated if you want to believe that life is the same in Greenland now. "


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" Rating iMDB: 7.7 (Ca. 8 500 votes) My Rating:7/10 Genre: Documentary The Plot: In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. Source: iMDB.com "


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“The other day, I was fooling around on YouTube and I came across this movie and since it was on the list '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', I ”

johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year ago

A very good movie

“The other day, I was fooling around on YouTube and I came across this movie and since it was on the list '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', I thought I might as check it out. Well, I was seriously impressed, that's for sure. First of all, I have always been interested by documentaries so it was just really neat to see this movie which is usually considered as the very first movie in this genre. Indeed, Robert Flaherty, probably not consciously, set many of the ground rules of the genre and most of the documentaries made nowadays still use these rules. Obviously, many criticised this movie because many (maybe all) of the scenes were actually staged but this criticism is rather ridiculous in my opinion. Indeed, can you imagine shooting with such 100 years old cameras in such terrible” read more

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"26.9. (Teatteri/DVD) Dokumenttien dokumentti. Nanookin oikea nimi ei ollut Nanook."


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