On the Ice

Synopsis: In the isolated, frozen town of Barrow, Alaska, Iñupiaq teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq have grown up like brothers in a tight-knit community defined as much by ancient traditions as by hip-hop and snowmobiles. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with their friend James, a tussle turns violent, and James is killed. Panic stricken, terrified, and with no one to blame but themselves, Qalli and Aivaaq lie and declare the death a tragic accident. As Barrow roils with grief and his protective father becomes suspicious, Qalli stumbles through guilt-filled days, wrestling with his part in the death. For the first time in his life, he's treading alone on existential ice.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Production: PMK-BNC Films
  6 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

A subtitle by R3V0LV3R.

I was spitting

some rhymes last night.

That beat

you gave me was tight!

- You write it down?

- Couldn't stop for that.

I passed out mid-rhyme.

Do you remember anything?

- It'll come back to me.

- Yeah, right.

Do you doubt me, man?

Drop a beat.

- Nah. Nah.

- Come on, drop a beat.

Bump that.

Nah, nah. It ain't there.

You're just freaking out, dude.

- I got some news.

- What's up? You all right?

Nothing I can't handle.

- It's Uvlu.

- What? She finally dump you?

No. She ain't gonna

dump me, man.

She might be, ah...

Fat? Ain't that how

you like them chicks, dude?

No, I don't like them fat!

She might be pregnant.

- Damn.

- Well...

it's about time

I made my mom an grandma, right?

What are you gonna do?

Get a job, I guess. I mean,

it's not like I was going

to college with you anyways.

Trace is gonna hook it up

with some chronic to sell.

Don't look at me like that.

It's not like

I'm slinging crack.

You know you're gonna be

like my son's uncle, right?

Give him all that wisdom

you got in your head.

You know,

keep him on the level.

I gotta make sure

he's not too straight though.

I gotta have a little

crazy skimo running around.

What makes you think

it's gonna be a boy?

Inuk, please.

The ammunition I'm packing,

she probably got

one of each up in there.

Whatever, dude.

hell, yeah!

oh, man.

Man, back that up.

I wanna see it again.

Hey, you got too much speed.

You went too far.

- Yeah, I flew.

- Hey!

- hey, shitheads, man?

- What?

Who's got pot?

So what time are

we leaving tomorrow?

- Huh?

- We're going hunting, remember?

I'm down.

You mean if your boy

here will drive you.

Told you. Where are we going?

Down the coast?

Nah. There's too many

pressure ridges that way.

It'll take us half a day

just to get to the water.

I say we just go down

pass the runway, man.

No, no, dude.

There's cracks over there.

- Who told you that?

- My dad.

- He was out there last week.

- What? You scared?

No. I just don't feel like swimming

back if the wind kicks up.

I'm gonna catch me

a bunch of natchiq.

What? With that piece of shit

Man, my 30 aught 6 is gonna waste

your brand-new 308, muthafuckah!

On a mission

my dinner's old.

Pushin' a peddle, man,

I'm ridin' a load.

Tryin' to keep

my eyes on the road.

While I feel

a bite from the cold.

- ha-ha. What's that?

- Man, that's "yesking".

What kind of

bitch ass rhyme is that, dude?

F*ck you. That's the rhyme.

What you wanna bet?

If I'm right,

you can send that fine ass girl of

yours over and she can ride my usiq

- like she's been wanting to.

- F*ck you, man.

Got your tunes?

Oh, yeah.

Ha. Have her come over

to my place tonight.

Give me time to finish off

my girl first though.

Unless she wants

to have a threesome.

How does she like it?

She like to ride or be ridden?

You're only saying that 'cause

I already had your girl, man.

I had your girl

and dumped her skanky ass.

I guess you like 'em

skanky though, huh?

With that skanky ass

mom of yours...

- hey. Yo, yo, yo...

- Hey, get off.

- Hey, get off.

- Are you fucking crazy?!

Dude, he was just

messing around, man.

You're luck they caught us,

man, I'll pound your ass.

Yeah, you'd like that,

wouldn't you?

F*ck you, man.


She went three

months this time.


Hello, son.

- Aivaaq, how're you doing?

- I'm good. How're you doing?


Are you staying for dinner?

Every chance I get.

- Mom home?

- Not yet.

- Darlene had something.

- What's for dinner?

All you think about your stomach.

I'm cooking tonight.

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