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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 overview, first billed only:
Dragan Maksimovic ...
G.I. Gurdjieff
Prince Lubovedsky
Mikica Dimitrijevic ...
Young Gurdjieff
Athol Fugard ...
Professor Skridlov
Gurdjieff's Father
Fahro Konjhodzic ...
David Markham ...
Dean Borsh
Natasha Parry ...
Bruce Myers ...
Colin Blakely ...
Tamil (as Colin Blakeley)
Grégoire Aslan ...
Armenian Priest / Le prêtre arménien
Tom Fleming ...
Father Giovanni
Andrew Keir ...
Head of Sarmoung Monastery
Sami Tahasuni ...
Bogga Eddin
Fabijan Sovagovic ...


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 <>

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14 November 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

G.I. Gurgyejev csodálatos élete  »

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Last theatrical film of Grégoire Aslan. See more »


G.I. Gurdjieff: My father says one thing: if you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.
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A truly uncinematic experience!
6 February 2009 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

I had big expectations about this film, but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Ultimately, it is a boring, soporific movie that rambles around with no clear commitment to its subject matter. No light is shed on the early years of G. I. Gurdjieff and who are those remarkable men of the title and how he became a forceful religious and philosophical character.

Acting is zombie-like. Trite, repetitive script has no dramatic highlights, with the only exception of a herd of camels roaming freely around the dunes. Some sequences are involuntarily hilarious or hard to believe.

All in all, there is more spirituality in the Star Wars saga than in the 108 min of this movie. "May the force be with you" has more punch in just one line that all the mumbo jumbo in MWRM.

It deserves 1, instead of zero (not available), thanks to the soundtrack -likely, the only redeeming quality- and for being good for a weekend nap.

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