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Heart of Light Details


[[Performer~P241927~Jacob Gronlykke~jacobgronlykke]] directed this $3 million Danish drama, the first production filmed completely in Greenland, with Inuit dialogue. The story begins with the 1947 ceremonies in which Greenland becomes part of Denmark; Danish king Christian X gives a ceremonial rifle to Greenland's Niisi Lynge. A half-century later, Niisi's son Rasmus ([[Performer~P241741~Rasmus Lyberth~rasmuslyberth]]) still has the rifle, but past dreams have gone sour. The alcoholic Rasmus, married to aggressive Marie ([[Performer~P241742~Vivi Nielsen~vivinielsen]]), has many problems because of his drinking, and so does his son Niisi ([[Performer~P241746~Knud Peterson~knudpetersen]]), who drunkenly kills his brother's girlfriend and then commits suicide. The grief-stricken Rasmus sets out across the frozen land on a risky hunting trip, and the film's tone shifts from realism to satire as Danish female environmentalists make fun of his crude clothing and gear. A helicopter pilot lands and tries to talk Rasmus into turning back. In a folkloric vein, Rasmus encounters a hermit, the Qivittoq ([[Performer~P241743~Anda Kristiansen~andakristiansen]]), who takes him into a mystical world for a reunion with his father. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


Rasmus Lyberth
as Rasmus Lynge
Anda Kristiansen
as The Qivittoq
Kenneth Rasmussen
as Simon Lynge
Knud Petersen
as Niisi Lynge


Jacob Gronlykke
Henrik Moller-Sorensen
Jacob Gronlykke
Dan Laustsen
Joachim Holbek
Composer (Music Score)
Wadt Thomsen
Anders Engelbrecht
Production Designer
Per Streit
Sound/Sound Designer