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One of the very best norwegian movies ever made!


Strange that noone else has postet here before.
This movie is on my top film list, no doubt.
Too bad it's not on dvd yet, the audio was so poor they didn't want to release it. Hope they get it together soon.

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Hi!
You are right when you say that it is strange that nobody has posted here before. I watched this movie about year ago and I was completely moved. This is one of the purest and the most natural movies I have ever watched.
Anyway, I decided that I must have this movie in my collection. I couldn't find it anywhere I've searched for it. I am interested if you know how I can find and download this great movie. I would be most grateful if you could help me with this.

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This movie is not yet availlable on dvd, however you can buy it on VHS from amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302027748/qid=1083232902/sr=8-2/ref=pd_ka_2/103-5648747-3086256?v=glance&s=video&n=507846

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Thanks Bro2!
I think I've found something with eMule. Dowloading goes really slow, but I have patience for this one. It is truly worthy!

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News: Ofelas (Pathfinder) in DVD-version (2-disc-version) is out in Norway on February 23.2005. It should have been released in November 2004, but due to a lot of top-movies which are released on DVD in November and Deceember 2004, they posponed the release until February 23. 2005. We are waiting eagerly for this fantastic movie!!! Another Saami news: My series of novels about the Saami emigration to Alaska in 1894 and 1894, entitled SJAMANENS RIKE/KINGDOM OF THE SHAMAN, is now been translated into English. The Saami was invited to Alaska by the US government. Their task was to teach the inupiat of Alaska reindeer herding. The first book is out in the Saami language also. There is also a TV manuscript on my story of 12 books . read more about this at http://www.sjamanensrike.no, there is also an English version of this site.

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does anyone know if this will be availabe as a r1 disc, or if the norwegian disc will have english subs?
<i've found a version on the german amazon site, but it looks like an older edition, i cant read german, so does anyone know if that version is widescreen or not?>

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I have the German version and if your DVD player can play multi-region DVD's, I would suggest getting it. It is widescreen and has English (and more) subtitles. It also has the original Lapp language track along with English and German. Unfortunately, the only extra is a trailer. Still great though. And no, I doubt there will be a US version of this for quite a while (if ever).

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it does NOT have english subs.

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I'm not sure which version you got but the version I have on DVD (the German Kinowelt version) does indeed have English subtitles.

Don

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http://oebfa.com/index.php?lang_id=en&page_id=15&item_id=2423

This is the Kinowelt DVD-release! ;)

Like most things I am nothing, but like everything I am part of a whole.

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Only that it's really not a Norwegian film but a Sami film. ;)

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That's true and I believe it was the first feature film ever made in the Lapp language. True to the spirit of the film, it was also grueling to shoot, with temperatures dropping to as low as 40 below.

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Only that you're wrong. Norwegian refers to the country Norway where it was filmed and where the company making the film is located. Saami refers to the language spoken in the film.

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