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Edge of the Knife

  • IMDb 7.3
  • Selected and/or screened at Toronto International Film Festival
Gwaai Edenshaw & Helen Haig-Brown Drama 2019 100 min

Edge of the Knife

Original title: SGaawaay K'uuna

Genre: Drama Year 2019 Rating: PG-13

Duration: 100 min Country: Canada

Edge of the Knife

Direction: Gwaai Edenshaw & Helen Haig-Brown

Production: Jonathan Frantz

Script: Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Graham Richard, Leonie Sandercock

Cast: Curtis Brown, Diane Brown, Greg Brown, Toddi Lauren Brown

The movie is: Bitter, Bold, Dry, Genuine, Original, Realistic, Sofisticated, Stripped Down

Profile: Festivals, Historical

About: Behavior, Death, Madness, Overcome, Relationship, Rivalry, Violence

Origin: North American

Synopsis Haida Gwaii, 1800’s. At a seasonal fishing camp two families endure conflict between the nobleman Adiits’ii and his best friend Kwa. After Adiits’ii causes the accidental death of Kwa’s son, he flees into the rainforest, descending into madness and transforming into Gaagiixid – “the Wildman.” When the families return in the spring, they discover Adiits’ii has survived the winter. Can he be rescued and returned to his humanity? Meanwhile, Kwa wrestles with his deepest desire – revenge.

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