View Full Version : not so fast runner

Euell Gophar
07-25-2002, 09:48 AM
This ' astonishing epic' - 2 hours and 45 minutes long - tale presents a timeless -this could have been set any time in the last millennium, I suppose- tale of several generations of interdependent tribal members. Perhaps this can be considered an Inuit action film: for these Eskimos, life on the edge is their encampments bordering permafrost with long nights not offering much distraction beyond storytelling and scraping meat off sealskins with a dull blade.
This film is a lot like watching permafrost melting: it seems like it's never going to end. But it does turn out to be a morality tale with good, evil and ennui all represented.
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood.