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Map of the Human Heart is the title of a 1993 film by New Zealand director Vincent Ward. 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Vincent Ward (born Greytown, New Zealand, in 1956) is a film director and screenwriter. ...


The film is set during World War II. The plot centers around the life of a Canadian Eskimo boy, Avik (played by Jason Scott Lee), who joins the Royal Canadian Air Force and eventually, as a crewmember of a Lancaster bomber, participates in the famous firebombing of Dresden. Throughout his life, he is haunted by love for a half-Métis girl, Albertine (played by Anne Parillaud). Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest... Eskimo or Esquimaux is an exonym used to refer to people who inhabit the circumpolar region (excluding circumpolar Scandinavia and all but the easternmost portions of Russia). ... Jason Scott Lee b. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The Avro Lancaster was a four-engined World War II bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force. ... Dresden, the capital city of the German federal state of Saxony, is situated in a valley on the river Elbe. ... Anne Parillaud (born May 6, 1960 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ...


The film was an Australian-French-Canadian co-production and also stars Patrick Bergin playing a very pivotal role in the film as both surrogate father and primary rival. Jeanne Moreau also has a minor role as a Québécois nun. John Cusack makes a small but important role as a "Mapmaker" who is told an incredible tale. Patrick Bergin was born on February 4, 1951, in Dublin, Ireland, and christened Patrick Connolly Bergin. ... Jeanne Moreau (born January 23, 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... In Canadian English, a Québécois (IPA: ) is a native or resident of the province of Quebec, Canada, especially a French-speaking one. ...


The script was written by Australian author Louis Nowra, based on a 10-page treatment by Ward. It has been rumored that Ward took the money he made from directing Aliens 3 and used it to finance the film (Map of The Human Heart). Louis Nowra (1950 - ) is a Melbourne-born Australian writer and playwright famous for such plays as Cosi, Byzantine Flowers and The Golden Age. ...


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The heart's primary function is to pump blood to all parts of the body, bringing nutrients and oxygen to tissues and removing waste products from them.
Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 700,000 deaths annually.
This means not that their heart has stopped working, but that their heart is not pumping effectively enough to meet their body's need for oxygen-rich blood, either during exercise or at rest.
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