Qivitoq (1955)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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The Danish Qivitog was filmed in its entirety in the vast expanses and snowy wastes of Greenland. In semi-documentary fashion, the story details the relationship between the Danes and the Eskimos, and with the ancient superstitions that govern the behavior of both. Unlucky in love, the heroine enters into a relationship with a trading company executive. Meanwhile, the trader is doing his best to persuade an Eskimo to become one of the company's fishermen, despite fears of reprisal from the evil spirit Qivitog. How these two plot strands are woven together is the crux of the film. The winner of several industry awards, Qivitog was produced on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Denmark's pioneering Nordisk Film Company.

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cross-cultural-relations, executive, fisherman, love, superstition, trader