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The Loneliest Planet (2012)

The Loneliest Planet

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

October 26, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

113 min.

Studio

Sundance Selects

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Julia Loktev

Producer

Helge Albers, Lars Knudsen, Marie-Therese Guirgis, Jay Van Hoy

Screenwriter

Julia Loktev

Starring

Story


Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that's over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can't be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves. All the while, they are not alone. They are always with the guide, who witnesses their every move. The film plays off the relationship between young travelers and the places they travel to, between guide and guided. But at heart, it is a love story -- a tale about betrayal, both accidental and deliberate, about masculinity, failure and the ambiguities of forgiveness.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..The Loneliest Planet isn't any more satisfying than its wildly different predecessor but does confirm that the 42-year-old Loktev, while still some way from the finished article, remains a filmmaker to watch..”
by Neil Young [Hollywood Reporter]
“.."The Loneliest Planet" is, if you can't tell, an art film..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
“..one of the year's most original and emotionally profound movies..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]