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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis
Madeleine Stowe
Russell Means
Jodhi May
Wes Studi
Directors
Michael Mann
Screenwriters
Michael Mann
Christopher Crowe
Running Time
122 minutes

Last Of The Mohicans
'Magnificent epic romance with Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe


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Plot
In 18th century North America during the French and Indian War, a white man adopted by the last members of a dying tribe called the Mohicans unwittingly becomes the protector of the two daughters of a British colonel, who have been targeted by Magua, a sadistic and vengeful Huron warrior who has dedicated his life to destroying the girls' father for a past injustice.


Verdict
The Last Of The Mohicans manages a remarkable double life. It is pure escapism, traditional heroics writ huge. Yet it is also defiantly realistic, each and every inch imbued with authenticity and conviction. It must be the most true-to-life fantasy ever made.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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