Kilian's Chronicle (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this interesting a film, set 500 years before Columbus came to the New World, a culture clash ensues between a European man and an Indian tribe in New England. The story is based upon the legend of a Celtic slave aboard a Viking ship visiting North America who explores the new land. In the film, that slave is Kilian who after his capture by Norsemen, longs to win his freedom and go home. He instead finds himself marooned and dying of a snake-bite on the New England shores. He is rescued by a local tribe. He gradually learns their language and culture while trying not to fall in love with Turtle, a young native. Kilian feels great conflict as he tries to decide whether it is better to remain there, or attempt to return to Ireland.

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cross-cultural-relations, Native-American, rescue, romance, slavery, stranded, Viking