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Q: title of film from sketchy info... ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: title of film from sketchy info...
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: fj-ga
List Price: $3.50
Posted: 21 Jun 2002 09:54 PDT
Expires: 21 Jul 2002 09:54 PDT
Question ID: 31222
I'm after the title of a film, all I can remember is that I saw it on
tv in Hong Kong in 1994 or 1995 (so it's at least that old). It was a
foreign (non UK / US) movie, I think it was subtitled into English
although it might have been dubbed. The movie was set in Lapland or
one of the Northern European countries and the central character was a
young boy who (I think) became separated from his tribe (this is where
I get hazy) or his family there were either all attacked and killed by
'outsiders' or wolves or something. No special effects or sci-fi or
anything, just a straight movie with brilliant scenary (think lots of
snow and rocks) and a good story. One other thing I remember is that
it contained Yoik (spelling?) type singing as the background music -
the same style that Enigma ripped off for their 'age of innocence'
single that was popular about the same time. Not a lot of info to go
on I know, but I think it might be enough for someone whose seen the
Subject: Re: title of film from sketchy info...
Answered By: jeremymiles-ga on 21 Jun 2002 10:11 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello, the film you are looking for is called 'Pathfinder' in English
(Ofelas in the original Lapp).  My memory is that the English version
was dubbed.  It was released in 1987 and was nominated in the best
foreign film category.

You can find information on the IMDB here:

And if you want to find reviews, places to purchase, and other
information, the following search terms on Google will take you to

Search terms: Pathfinder Lapp film

Search terms: Pathfinder Lapp movie

fj-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks jeremymiles-ga, hit the nail on the head! What a potentially
great service Google-answers is!

Subject: Re: title of film from sketchy info...
From: morris-ga on 21 Jun 2002 10:16 PDT
Great movie, worth watching again. The boy's family (including little
sister) are killed by another tribe (viking types) who prefer stealing
furs and wiping out innocents to trapping their own. I won't ruin the
movie by filling in the rest.

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