Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Grand Nord – French title
The North Star – U.K. title
Duello tra i ghiacci – Italian title
Tashunga – Norwegian title
Estrella del norte – Argentinian title
Tashunga – Gnadenlose Verfolgung - German title
O polikos asteras – Greek title
Kätketyn kullan maa – Finnish title
Jégcsillag – Hungarian title
Tashunga - gwiazda północy – Polish title
Steaua Nordului – Romanian title
Šiaurinė žvaigždė - ? title
Estrella del Norte – Spanish title
North Star – U.S.A. title

A 1995 French, British, Italian, Norwegian co-production [Canal+, M6 (Paris), AFCL Productions (London), Urania (Rome), Nordic Screen Development (Oslo)]
Producer: Anne Francois, Conchita Airoldi, Petter Borgli, Dino de Dionisio
Director: Nils Gaup
Story: “The North Star” by Will Henry (Henry Allen)
Screenplay: Giles Béhat, Lorenzo Donati, Sergio Donati, Paul Ohl
Cinematography: Bruno De Keyse (Brunode Keyzer) [color]
Music: Bruce Rowland, John Scott
Running time: 90 minutes

Hudson Santee – Christopher Lambert (Cristophe Lambert)
Sean McLennon – James Caan
Sarah – Catherine McCormack
Reno – Burt Young (Richard Morea)
Colonel Henry Johnson – Jacques François
Haina – Mary M. Walker (Kateri Walker)
Cheelik – Renny Hoaloha Loren
Nakki – Frank Salsedo
Bjorn Svenson – Reidar Sørensen
Jesper – Peder Torget
Hannah – Hilde Grythe
Jim Hanson – John Cassidy
Lindberg – Svverre Anker Ousdal
Bartender – Kalle Øby (Karl Øby)
Magnusson – Torgils Moe
Sheriff Lamont – Nicholas Hope
Big Tim – Frank Krog
Iron Mike – Harald Brenna
Auctioneer – Stephen Sinclair
Pete – Simon Lay
Tonga – Norman Charles
Graves - Øyvind Lie Thommesen
Ross – Mikkel Gaup
Sergeant Lewis – Nicholas Cairis
Gwill - Åsmund Brede Eike
Raferty – Audum Meling
Smiley – Morten Faldass
Eskimos – Don Backhurst, Rodney ‘Two Eagle’ Randall
Miner - Arild Svensgam
‘The Wold’ - Makka
With: Bjorn Ungersness, Luan Begetti (Halil Bexheti), Naema Noor, Tatjana Ulvehjerte

Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually after the deaths of the previous owners at the hands of McLennon's 'assistants'. One of the miners targeted by McLennon is a half-Indian hunter named Hudson Santee, manages to escape his hired thugs and comes back into town looking to re-establish his claim and get revenge. McLennon and his men have the advantage of numbers and weapons, but Santee has his survival skills and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness. He kidnaps McLennon’s woman and when he is followed by Sean and his henchmen he uses his wilderness skills to turn the tables on him. He returns to the girl to town and McLennon is exposed as a half-breed and his killings and crooked dealings are made public to the government auctioneer and the sheriff.


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