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The Navigator - A Medieval Odyssey

Fantasy, Adventure, Drama 1h 30m 1988

New Zealand director Vincent Ward’s visionary film, shot in atmospheric black and white, is an ambitious medieval fantasy.

A young boy is afflicted by apocalyptic visions in medieval Cumbria. Believing he is divinely inspired to save his village from the Black Death, he persuades a group of men to follow him into a tunnel. Digging deeper into the earth they finally emerge in Auckland New Zealand, 1987. Following portents, the time travellers must negotiate the terrors of a strange new world while seeking to save their own.

A terrific adventure film in which man’s primitive instinct for survival is met with the ultimate challenge. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes.


Vincent Ward




New Zealand

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