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What do you think is the meaning? *Spoilers*


What do you people out there think is the meaning behind the movie?
And what do you think that last line could mean? (Something like: "We will always have a pathfinder.")
I´m just interested to hear what people think.

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

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I saw part of this movie back in 1998, I think. Unfortunately, I missed the first 15 or 20 minutes, and then a small chunk in the middle.

That said, the "meaning" I got from this film is that you are never too young to be a hero. Or perhaps, regardless of age, there is a time to be selfless and be prepared for the ultimate sacrifice in order to do the greater good.

***mild spoiler alert***

In the young boy's case, he took quite a gamble on the mountain - he could have either met the same fate as those he was leading; or he could have completely failed in his plan, thus leading the bad guys to the village. That would have lead to a bloodbath.

I do need to rent this one and see it again.

What did you pick up from this film, saaivu? Now I'd like to hear your ideas.

Cheers.

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*spoilers*
Aigin lost everything when his family was killed by the tsjudit. After that, he said that he has no place to wich he belongs to. But the noaidi (Ráste) said that we are all connected to the bigger whole with unbreakable bonds. Aigin understood this in the end and his task now is to be a pathfinder for those who dont understand.

Thats what I think. Anyone else that has an opinion? ;P

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

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*Slight spoiler*
I think that the tribe wanted Aidin to become the new noaidin. Notice that Aidin gave the runebomme (rune-drum) to the female elder, who propably was expected to be the next noaidin. I believe she saw that Aidin had gained a high understanding of the ties that binds existence together, and therefore gave the title of noaidin to him.

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Aigin knew that was his destiny anyway after Raste told him of the three ties that he had seen the bull reindeer, and then after Raste's death the bull appeared through the Northern Lights to Aigin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfinder_(1987_film)

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I thought perfectly the same. Even though I actually understood about five words of the whole thing, because I watched it in Saami with Norwegian subtitles...

"There is Robinson, alone on lone island - but they will marry."

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The "meaning" is simple, yet complex. The story depicts an archetypal coming of age tale that is sometimes called, "The Heo's Journey." For a good outline of this concept, see URL: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/smc/journey/ref/summary.html

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Yes, after Ofelas 'loses everything' it is only then that he is truly free. But he is not so free that he is not irrevocably intertwined in the destinies of the village.

Raste helps him realize his potential to become the new pathfinder and lead the people to safety.

Limit of the Willing Suspension of Disbelief: directly proportional to it's awesomeness.

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