The Village at The End of the World

Direction
Year 
2012
Country
  • United Kingdom
Runtime
80min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The small North-West Greenland settlement Niaqornat is home to 59 people. Its inhabitants are doing all they can to make people stay, and this among other things involves some quite creative measures when it comes to creating job opportunities. One of those who is dreaming of travelling and seeing the world is the place's only teenager, the 16-year-old Lars. He has 381 friends on Facebook whom he has never met, and he dreams of experiencing the streets of New York live and not just on Google Earth. Lars has never dreamed of becoming a whaler like Karl Kristian, who is the head of the village and whaler number one, since he could simply not dream of killing animals. Instead he dreams of the world outside, and especially of girls, while the small village around him continues to find new ways to survive. The settlement tries to buy the small fishing factory which Royal Greenland has closed down, to create real jobs and prevent people from going away. And the place's only newcomer suddenly sees an opportunity in tourism when a Danish cruise ship one day passes by the small community unannounced.

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Details

  • Original Title
    The Village at The End of the World
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Sarah Gavron
  • Cinematography
    David Katznelson
  • Editing
    Russell Crockett, Hugh Williams
  • Sound
    Bobby Hess
  • Runtime
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Met Film

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