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Films & Schedules - Wolf--The Laws of Wilderness

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 1 PM (B2)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 2:30 PM (B1)

Tue, Feb 17, 2009
at 6:30 PM (B2)

Wolf--The Laws of Wilderness

DIRECTOR: Daniel Alfredson - Sweden

A riveting study of man vs. nature and traditional society vs. modern life, Wold boasts a bravura performance from Coen Brothers veteran Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski), stunning panoramic vistas of the Arctic wilderness, and intense courtroom drama. Stormare plays Klemens Klemensten, a native Sami (or Lapplander) in the far north of Sweden who herds reindeer as his father did before him, assisted by his teenage nephew Nejla.  When a wolf attacks the herd, the two track the predator down, and, in a gripping encounter, Nejla kills the wolf with a single ax blow.  But wolves are endangered species in Sweden, and Nejla could go to jail for what he did.  To protect Nejla, Klemens takes the blame, risking imprisonment to protect his kin, and ultimately, his way of life.  Wolf offers a balanced view of this environmental conflict, welcoming sympathy for both the Sami and the animals with whom they share the land. 

Filmography: Roseanna (93), Man on the Balcony (93), Tic Tac (97), Straydogs (99).

B2     95 Minutes    

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