Far North

Far North

Director: Asif Kapadia Cast: Sean Bean, Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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The simple existence of a woman and a young girl is unexpectedly disrupted by the sudden arrival of a mysterious soldier. Sean Bean, Michelle Yeoh, and Michelle Krusiec star in a film written and co-written by Asif Kapadia and Tim Miller, and directed by Kapadia.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2008
UPC: 0014381499520
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Image Entertainment
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 70,620

Special Features

"Making of" featurette; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Bean Loki
Michelle Yeoh Saiva
Michelle Krusiec Anja

Technical Credits
Asif Kapadia Director,Screenwriter
Petter Borgli Co-producer
Kirstin Chalmers Makeup
Bertrand Faivre Producer
Vincent Gadelle Co-producer
Stephen Griffiths Sound/Sound Designer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Ewa Lind Editor
Sara Maitland Original Story
Dario Marianelli Score Composer
Tim Miller Screenwriter
Emma Murphy Associate Producer
Roman Osin Cinematographer
Hengameh Panahi Executive Producer
Duncan Reid Executive Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Ben Scott Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Andy Shelley Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Touche Executive Producer
Christophe Vidal Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Far North
1. Main Title; Survival [6:09]
2. Memories [9:44]
3. A Stranger [9:39]
4. Until the Sea Freezes Over [13:02]
5. Ghosts of the Past [17:05]
6. Keeping a Promise [9:21]
7. Departure [10:37]
8. In the Flesh [8:30]
9. End Credits [5:08]

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FAR NORTH is a bleak, disturbing story about isolation, relationships and revenge. Director Asif Kapadia adapted this minimal dialogue screenplay with Tim Miller based on the story 'True North' by Sara Maitland, and even with the strong trio of actors, have managed to maintain the main character as the vast, natural, incomprehensibly difficult ice seas of the northern cap of the globe. The film is as majestically beautiful as the story is terrifying. Saiva (Michelle Yeoh) was pronounced evil by a shaman who witnessed her birth: any person who comes near her will fall to harm. Cast out from her tribe, Saiva has survived into adulthood accompanied by the young girl Anja (Michelle Krusiec) she has raised, living a simple existence in tents, dependent on any available food, and always in hiding from a strange pursuing army of soldiers: flashbacks show how Saiva had been physically abused by this strange band of wandering men. When danger approaches, the two women simply move on. Saiva finds an injured and starving soldier Yoki (Sean Bean) who is likewise escaping from the marauding band, and brings him into her tent, nursing him to health, exchanging signs of friendship to a stranger that seems so natural yet so foreign to guarded Saiva. As Yoki recovers, Anja's curiosity about love and men is heightened and soon Anja and Yoki are planning to strike out on their own. When Saiva witnesses the passion between the two people in her life, she reacts as a threatened animal and the horrors that follow echo across the frozen ice of her isolated life. Michelle Yeoh is astonishingly fine in this difficult role and Krusiec and Bean provide solid ensemble support. Praise must go to Asif Kapadia for his tense direction of this thriller, but kudos are also in order for the extraordinary cinematography by Roman Osin and the appropriately eerie musical score by Dario Marianelli. Much of what happens in this film is shocking to the viewer's senses, but it so in keeping with the animal responses in nature that it says much about our concept of 'civilization'. FAR NORTH is a remarkable achievement. Highly recommended. Grady Harp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago