Map of the Human Heart
Map of the Human Heart (also called Carte du Tendre and La Carte du Tendre; released in the Philippines as War Dragon) is a 1992 film by New Zealand director Vincent Ward. The script for Map of the Human Heart was written by Australian author Louis Nowra, using a 10-page treatment Ward had written a year earlier as his guide. Ward was originally intended at this time to be directing his script of the third film in the Alien series, but his dismissal from the sci fi project (leaving him credited solely as providing the story) led to his helming this film instead.
In 1931, in the Arctic-Canadian settlement of Nunataaq, Avik (Robert Joamie) lives under the watchful eye of his grandmother (Jayko Pitseolak). While tagging along after British cartographer Walter Russell (Patrick Bergin), Avik falls prey to tuberculosis, the "white man's disease". To assuage his own guilt, Russell takes the boy to a Montreal clinic to recover. There, Avik meets Albertine (Annie Galipeau), a Métis girl. The two fall in love, but their relationship is quickly broken up by the Mother Superior who is in charge of the clinic.
|editor||Frans Vandenburg John Scott|
|events||aviation World War II|
|keywords||air force avro lancaster bomb aimer bombardier bombing of dresden in world war ii fly haunt lancaster bomber learn métis métis people mother superior royal canadian air force sole survivor suicide mission the firebombing of dresden wed world war|
|productionCompany||Film Finance Corporation Australia PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Working Title Films|