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The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  24 June 2010 (Greece)
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28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Blandullo ...
Young Adam
Sofía Viruboff ...
Adam's Mother
James Martin ...
Postman
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Omar Razaghi
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Deirdre Rothemund
Susana Salerno ...
Helpful People at the Bus Depot
César Bordón ...
Helpful People at the Bus Depot
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Helpful People at the Bus Depot
Rossana Gabbiano ...
Helpful People at the Bus Depot
Julieta Vallina ...
Schoolbus Lady
Ambar Mallman ...
Portia Gund
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Arden Langdon
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Alma
Hector Fonseca ...
Old Gaucho
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28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get authorization to write the biography. Written by Marisa_Gabriella, edited by Krystal Frauendienst

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In the original novel, the character of Caroline was French. The character's nationality was changed when Laura Linney expressed interest in the role. See more »

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Caroline: Adam, do you like life?
Adam: [chuckles] Well, I wouldn't like to live forever. But um, for a little while, yes, but... yes, I like it.
Caroline: But living here? You wouldn't rather be somewhere else, New York, London?
Adam: No.
Caroline: Why not?
Adam: Because you have to care about - or at least pretend to care about everything: politics, fashion, culture. It's just exhausting.
Caroline: What I wouldn't give to see some new painters, a new play, go to the opera... Yes, I know. "To Moscow, Olga."
Adam: Yeah.
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Elegant and graceful transposition, with some limits
10 October 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

James Ivory proves to be a guarantee of grace when trying to render the complexity of those novels where the evocative power of the word must be translated into the visual form. The result, in this movie, like in his previous adaptations of great literary classics, is an elegant and graceful transposition of the novel by Peter Cameron. I read it some years ago, and watching the movie allowed me to recall it, not only from the point of view of the plot (which was not totally respected, indeed), but what gradually emerged in my mind was the subtle emotional tension running through it from the beginning. It is a novel full of drama, passion, inner conflicts, emerging gradually, almost softly, through rapid but effective dialogues, where each word is a powerful means, and as the movie proves adherence to this pattern, we gradually get into the emotional world of this strange family, and feel a strong involvement. Ivory's style remains the same as usual: elegant photography, careful screenplay, care for the single detail, little but significant musical underlining. The only limit is the hasty final movement towards a happy ending, which gives little justice to the novel, mainly to the character of Omar, who eventually find his own path in a too hasty way. And also the complex character of Caroline is not fully respected in the way the real motivations behind her first choice were cut off from the movie, thus depriving her of some more depth, evident in the novel. Talented acting, mainly from female cast (but Anthony Hopkins proves always impeccable) supports the overall high quality of the movie: everyone is so fit for his/her role, that having read the novel, I think no better cast could have been chosen. A refined movie, which however urges to go back to the novel in order to clear up some unconvincing points.


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