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Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)

G.I. Gurdjieff is a spiritual teacher and mystic who, after a lifetime study, developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dragan Maksimovic ...
G.I. Gurdjieff
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Prince Lubovedsky
Mikica Dimitrijevic ...
Young Gurdjieff
Athol Fugard ...
Professor Skridlov
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Gurdjieff's Father
Fahro Konjhodzic ...
Soloviev
David Markham ...
Dean Borsh
Natasha Parry ...
Vitvitskaia
Bruce Myers ...
Yelov
Colin Blakely ...
Tamil (as Colin Blakeley)
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Armenian Priest / Le prêtre arménien
Tom Fleming ...
Father Giovanni
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Head of Sarmoung Monastery
Sami Tahasuni ...
Bogga Eddin
Fabijan Sovagovic ...
Dervish
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The story of G.I. Gurdjieff and his travels to achieve enlightenment and inner growth. Beginning with his childhood, the movie follows his journeys through Central Asia as he discovers new levels of spirituality through music, dance and near-encounters with death. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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14 November 1979 (France)  »

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Encuentro con hombres notables  »

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Last theatrical film of Grégoire Aslan. See more »

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Young Gurdjieff: When we die, Father, is nothing left?
Gurdjieff's Father: [after a thoughtful pause] How should I put it? Some people say they have a soul that goes on living when we are dead, but I don't believe this... and yet I am certain beyond all doubt that through certain experiences, we can develop a very fine substance within ourselves. When we die, this substamce does not die at the same time... much later.
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a rare film about an important religious figure
23 June 2007 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

It is unusual to even see a film being made about this kind of subject matter. Gurdjieff is an important figure in the history of religion, and this film is interesting in that it not only has a performance by Terrance Stamp in it, but also the fact that the Sufi dancing in it is authentic, as far as I am aware. Also, as far as I am aware, this is the only time that anyone in the outside world has ever been allowed to observe this form of sacred dance that the Sufis have been using for thousands of years. Additionally, the meetings that he has with some of the individuals who are spiritually advanced are handled intelligently and realistically. A must for anyone on the spiritual path.


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