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The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

Director:
Roger Donaldson 
COUNTRY
New Zealand/USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
En hyst uvanlig mann
RUNNING TIME
127 minutes
Producer:
Roger Donaldson
Gary Hannam
Screenwriter:
Roger Donaldson


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Burt Munro Anthony Hopkins
George Iain Rea
Sarah Tessa Mitchell
Tom Aaron Murphy
Frank Tim Shadbolt

 

Review

A gentle and unchallenging film by the highly uneven Australian filmmaker Roger Donaldson. Anthony Hopkins lives the ageing nature of his character, he is driving Burt Munro forward (literally) to a strong, film-carrying performance. There's charm and wisdom in the existence of Burt, and the film has a timeless soul reminiscent of Paolo Coelho's work: it embraces and romanticizes our dreams and our willingness to pursue them. It is all predictably pleasant, telling the story of a man who is remarkable in not a very remarkable way, but it is a film filled with a positivity and warmth that makes it a refreshing tribute to life.

Copyright 19.8.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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