Pathfinder (Norwegian title: Veiviseren, Sami title: Ofelaš) remains one
of Norways absolute best films throughout the times. I can’t say for sure how
many times I have seen it, but every now and again I just have to pick it back
up and watch it again.
Everything works in this film. An engaging story, magnificent winter landscape and
an unlikely hero. If there’s anything that reduces the impression, it must be that
the enemies in the film (the Tsjuds) appears to be without any human emotions or
empathy. They don’t seem to have any motivation outside of being evil. But then
again, they are so completely evil that it works out fine in any case.
If you have not yet seen this gem of Scandinavian cinema, I do urge you to do so. And if you
have seen it, it’s probably time to watch it again.