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The Navigator Movie Review Summary

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In this odd little New Zealand-made film, a desperate group of peasants try to escape or find a cure for the Black Death in 13th century northern Europe. Led by a visionary boy, they apparently tunnel through the earth to arrive in modern-day New Zealand (the city of Wellington, perhaps) and experience various misadventures. Some are rather contrived (dump trucks working in the middle of the night, a brief and uneventful encounter with a metal "whale" in the bay), and the ending is a bit abrupt and unsatisfying, but the vision of this film is quite unique.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   distant past Crime & Scandal    -   Yes How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   2 () Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from kidnapper(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can see into the future    -   teleportation Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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