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The Navigator - A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

Fantasy, Adventure, Drama 1h 30m

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.

Director

Vincent Ward

Language

English

Country

New Zealand

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