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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 overview, first billed only:
Dragan Maksimovic ...
Mikica Dimitrijevic ...
Athol Fugard ...
Professor Skridlov
Fahro Konjhodzic ...
David Markham ...
Dean Borsh
Bruce Myers ...
Tamil (as Colin Blakeley)
Armenian Priest / Le prêtre arménien
Tom Fleming ...
Father Giovanni
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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Gardijeff's search for hidden knowledge


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14 November 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Encontro Com Homens Notáveis  »

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Last theatrical film of Grégoire Aslan. See more »


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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23 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Not a movie for everybody. Hidden here, by Gurdjieff's greatest student, Mme.Jean de Salzmann, are real questions for people who find themselves, willy-nilly, searching. What is miraculous? How can a child be educated so as not to kill them (inside) by the age of 6? What is a real sacrifice? There are even glimpses of sacred dances, done by Gurdjieff's pupils after decades of practice. Not a "feel-good" movie, but a "feel more" movie.

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