Qivitoq(Movie, 1956)

Original title: "Qivitoq - fjeldgængeren" (Danish/DA)
1h 59min | Genres: Adventure, Drama
QivitoqRating: 3.1/5 (with 55 votes)
Qivitoq - Fjeldgængeren (English: Qivitoq - The Mountain Hiker) is a 1956 Danish drama film directed by Erik Balling and starring Poul Reichhardt and Astrid Villaume. The movie was filmed entirely on location in Greenland. It was nominated both for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and for the Palme D'Or at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Qivitoq

Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

About Qivitoq

A young teacher, Eva Nygaard, arrives in Greenland from Denmark to surprise her fiance, the Doctor Erik Halsøe, but is crushed to find he has not waited for her and he is about to be married to his assisting nurse. Eva travels to a small fishing village to await the next ship back to Denmark. There she enters into a tense and often confrontational relationship with Jens, a quiet moody Dane who manages a trading company outpost. Meanwhile, Jens is trying to persuade a Greenlander named Pavia to become a company fisherman, despite Pavia's fear of alienating his fellow villagers and upsetting the spirit, Qivitoq.

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Additional Information

Production countries: Denmark, Greenland
Shot in: Ilulissat, Saqqaq
Plays in: Greenland
Made by: Nordisk Film
Original language: Danish (DA)
Spoken languages: Danish (DA), Kalaallisut (KL)
Translated into 5 languages: Danish (DA), English (EN), Italian (IT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/06/1956
Director: Erik Balling
Screenwriter: Leck Fischer
Film Editor: Carsten Dahl
Director of Photography: Poul Pedersen
Composer: Svend Erik Tarp, Edward Sivertsen
Costume designer: Inger Sepstrup
Make-up Artist: Christa Balling, Sonja Jensen
Production Designer: Kai Rasch
Musical Conductor: Erik Tuxen
Sound Designer: Jens Egil Hansen
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Qivitoq - Fjeldgængeren"
"Qivitoq Fjeldgaengeren"
"Chłopiec z Grenlandii"

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