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The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

 -  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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A Cidade do Teu Destino Final  »

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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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When Omar & Adam are conversing at the table the salt shaker keeps moving. Sometimes it's a quarter full and sometimes empty. 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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Like a classic piece of literature, beautifully performed
19 September 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"The City of Your Final Destination" is about a young man (Omar Metwally) trying to write a biography of a late writer. He travels to Uruguay to meet the family still living on the estate. It's very reminiscent of "The Last Station" (2009), and just as good -- in its own way.

The cast is completely remarkable. Laura Linney plays the cold, mysterious widow; Anthony Hopkins plays the wise, and yet child-like brother; Charlotte Gainsbourg is an emotionally-affected beauty. New-comer Omar Metwally played a perfectly sculpted character whom we wanted to follow, but was flanked by the opposing Alexandra Maria Lara. These characters were so exquisitely created and performed that I would forget they were just actors. With a few parallels to "The Last Station", I was reminded that Hopkins was the original choice to play the elderly Tolstoy, but their schedules never jived. I'm assuming Hopkins then purposely sought out this film to be able to explore some similar characters. Great choice.

Written by the great and pioneering female screenwriter, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and brought to vision by James Ivory, "The City of Your Final Destination" explores themes of literature and of people moving on in their lives once they realize that the central figure that once held them all together no longer is, and of course all of their romantic entanglements. It's shot beautifully in South America and plays out like a classic piece of literature. Recommended for fans of character studies and readers of good books.


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