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The Navigator: An Odyssey Across Time

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Directed by Vincent Ward
Australia, New Zealand, 1988
Action, Adventure, Drama


A young boy in 14th century Cumbria (north of England) keeps getting visions he cannot explain. His village has so far been spared from the black death, but the villagers fear its imminent arrival. With the boy as their guide, a group set out to dig a hole to the other side of the world.

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The Navigator: An Odyssey Across Time Directed by Vincent Ward

Awards & Festivals

AACTA International Awards

1988 | 6 wins including: Best Film

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Lead Role

Critics reviews

Ward originally intended to make a jauntier film, and he even planned to cast little people as the time-traveling troupe. Yet the final film is a serious attempt to fully empathize with the displacement felt by his characters.
July 16, 2018
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