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Theatrical poster
Directed by Otto Rosing, Torben Bech[1]
Produced by Mikisoq H. Lynge[2]
Written by Torben Bech
Story by Otto Rosing[2]
Starring Lars Rosing, Julie Berthelsen
Music by Jan de Vroede[2]
Edited by Henrik Fleischer and Niels Ostenfeld[2]
Distributed by The Works International[3]
Release date
  • October 31, 2009 (2009-10-31)[4]
Running time
95 minutes
Country Greenland

Nuummioq is a 2009 Greenlandic drama film directed by Otto Rosing and Torben Bech and produced by Mikisoq H. Lynge. Nuummioq means "a man from Nuuk" in the Greenlandic language. Nuummioq premiered in Nuuk on 31 October 2009.


Malik, a 35-year-old construction worker from Nuuk discovers the love of his life at the time when he is diagnosed with cancer. He faces the choice of staying in Greenland with Nivi, the woman he has come to love − or leaving for Denmark in search of medical treatment.[3][5]


Nuummioq is the first feature film produced entirely in Greenland.[3] Filming began on 4 August 2008 in the area around Nuuk.[6] The script was written by Torben Bech based on an original idea by Otto Rosing.

Torben Bech the screenwriter consulted the film in pre production and due to director Otto Rosings personal problems with depression Bech later assumed directorial duties and completed the film with producer Mikisoq H. Lynge. He is co-credited Director with Otto Rosing.[1]

The film was produced by Mikisoq H. Lynge of 3900 Pictures, sponsored by Royal Arctic Line, the state-owned, Greenlandic freight company.[3][6]


The film cast included professional and amateur actors from Greenland and Denmark:[2]


Nuummioq premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival selected in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.[3][7] The reception of the film was positive, focusing on the moody atmosphere reminiscent of the works of Ingmar Bergman.[1][8]

It became the first Greenlandic film to be submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film,[9] but it didn't make the final shortlist.[10]

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  1. ^ a b c McCarthy, Todd (23 January 2010). "Nuummioq". Variety. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Cast & Crew". 3900 Pictures, Official Website. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Schultz-Lorsentzen, Christian (2010). "Acclaim to film pioneers". Suluk. Air Greenland. 4: 43. 
  4. ^ "Nu kommer Nuummioq til Grønland". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 23 October 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "First feature from Greenland". Danish Film Institute. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b ""Nuummioq" støttes af rederi". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 5 August 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mikisoq Lynge & Otto Rosing". Suluk. Air Greenland. 2: 20. 2010. 
  8. ^ "Nuummioq triumferer i anmeldelse". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 27 January 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "65 Countries Enter Race for 2010 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  10. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19. 

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