This film partially influenced the later Pathfinder (2007 film) Pathfinder (original title in Sami: Ofela and in Norwegian: Veiviseren) is a 1987 Norwegian film, directed by Nils Gaup. The movie is based on an old Sami legend. It was the first full-length film in Sami, and it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988. It was written and directed by Nils Gaup. Nils-Aslak Valkeap played one of the parts as well as writing the music to the film, together with Kjetil Bjerkestrand and Marius Mller.