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July 11, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Pathfinder," which is playing at the Fine Arts in Beverly Hills, is a starkly beautiful retelling of a 1,000-year-old Lapp coming-of-age saga set above the Arctic Circle. The film won a 1988 Oscar nomination for writer-director Nils Gaup and producer John M. Jacobsen and now it has brought the pair from Oslo to California, where they are completing Gaup's second film for Walt Disney Studios.
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July 11, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Pathfinder," which is playing at the Fine Arts in Beverly Hills, is a starkly beautiful retelling of a 1,000-year-old Lapp coming-of-age saga set above the Arctic Circle. The film won a 1988 Oscar nomination for writer-director Nils Gaup and producer John M. Jacobsen and now it has brought the pair from Oslo to California, where they are completing Gaup's second film for Walt Disney Studios.
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June 22, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The brisk, distinctive "Pathfinder" (the Fine Arts), a 1988 best foreign film Oscar nominee, opens with a panorama of a snowy earthly paradise, a small community of sturdy Lapps, clad in reindeer skins and living in a small settlement high above the Arctic Circle in what is now northernmost Norway. (Lapland was composed of parts of Sweden and Finland as well as Norway). Debuting writer-director Nils Gaup wastes no time in shattering this peaceful image of vast, stark natural beauty.
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March 1, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Shipwrecked" (citywide) is old-style Disney, a period high-seas adventure complete with pirates and buried treasure that Uncle Walt would have loved. It's perfect for grammar-school kids, but unlike writer-director Nils Gaup's Oscar-nominated "Pathfinder," which also featured a youthful hero, it's a bit of a yawn for adults (and doubtlessly most teens as well) who can easily guess what's coming next.
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June 25, 1997 | JACK MATHEWS, FOR THE TIMES
On a sparsely populated island off the coast of Maine, three people--two men and a woman--are playing a game of cat and mouse. Or, more accurately, a game of life and death. George (Harvey Keitel) is a middle-aged judge, Nathalie (Cameron Diaz) is his young wife, and Lance (Craig Sheffer) is her childhood friend, an artist who doubles as the island's caretaker. He lives next door. For a brief time in Jim Wilson's "Head Above Water," there is a third man, Kent (Billy Zane), Nathalie's ex-lover.
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