Lost in the Barrens

Lost in the Barrens

DVD - 2004
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Jamie, an orphan who must leave his upper-class boarding school to live with an uncle in the wilderness of Manitoba, Canada, has no idea of the incredible adventure that awaits him. During a hunting trip, he and Awasis, a Native American Indian boy, become separated from the group. Finding themselves lost and alone in the icy and dreaded wilderness called The Barrens, their struggle to survive against impending doom strips away their prejudice toward one another's cultures, and demands from them more courage, determination and trust than they ever thought they could muster.

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breemu
Jan 01, 2016

Excellent. Watch it.

AladarNyc Jan 07, 2015

Decent movie for youngsters, that adults will find pleasant. Back seat DVD road trip special.

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ausnos
Aug 29, 2014

I remember watching this movie for the first time on VHS in elementary school. It seemed like quite a profound movie at the time. Now, looking at it with adult eyes, it makes me feel nostalgic. As for the movie itself, I like it. Its a good story about two teenage boys surviving in the barren Canadian wilderness.

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Liber_vermis
Jan 26, 2014

A very interesting commentary on Canadian society in the early 20th century before the "welfare state", with racial prejudices widespread in both 'white' and aboriginal tribes, and economic development threatening nature and subsistence ways of life. A revealing presentation of the aboriginal-animal spiritual relationship.

kevfarley Feb 20, 2013

Not the best of the Canadian writer Farley Mowat book-to-film efforts. "Never Cry Wolf" is better ( 4 stars), But the masterpiece of these cinematic book adaptions is to be found in the wilderness splender and dramatic ordeal of "The Snow Walker" ( 5 stars) !!

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babalol
Feb 14, 2011

Not bad for a Canadian Movie.

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Liber_vermis
Jan 26, 2014

Liber_vermis thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Liber_vermis
Jan 26, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The youths in the wilderness have to fend off a grizzly bear that attacks their food cache. A caribou is killed with a knife. A rabbit is shot and roasted.

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