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6 Ratings

The Wedding of Palo

Palos Brudefærd

Directed by Friedrich Dalsheim
Denmark, 1934
Romance, Documentary


“The work of Dr. Knud Rasmussen, the prominent Danish explorer and anthropologist, The Wedding of Palo is an affectionate account of Eskimo life, played out by natives of the Angmagssalik district of eastern Greenland.

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The Wedding of Palo Directed by Friedrich Dalsheim

Critics reviews

As in Nanook, the non-professional actors are remarkably natural, especially the “actress” portraying the heroine. There is a cute young boy brought in at intervals for comic appeal, and the members of the village seem always to be laughing and enjoying a suspiciously carefree life. The film has the advantage of more spectacular scenery than that in Flaherty’s film, with huge mountains and glaciers in place of the vast ice-covered vistas (see bottom image).
April 21, 2013
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