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The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 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

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 Woman at the Bus Depot
César Bordón ...
Helpful Man at the Bus Depot
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Helpful Little Boy at the Bus Depot
Rossana Gabbiano ...
Helpful Woman 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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Rated PG-13 for a brief sexual situation with partial nudity | See all certifications »

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24 June 2010 (Greece)  »

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A Cidade do Teu Destino Final  »

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$8,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First James Ivory film without his producing partner Ismail Merchant, after Merchant's death in 2005. See more »

Goofs

When Omar and Arden go to see the gondola for the first time, as they are opening the doors to the shed, you can see the water in the background and it is very low tide. Minutes later, after the kiss, when they are leaving, the tide is extremely high. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Features The Deceivers (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Dos Palomitas
Performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg & Ambar Mallman
Traditional popular song from Argentina
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Destination Dullsville
21 August 2010 | by (Berkeley, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Painfully dull, pretentious, and obtuse. James Ivory (with late partner Ismail Merchant) has made some great movies over the years; this is not among them. Indeed, as a longtime Merchant-Ivory fan, I'd have to say this is probably the weakest of his films I've seen, completely lacking the charm of "A Room With a View," or the depth of "Remains of the Day," or the bravura performances of "The Golden Bowl." Omar Metwally simply is not a strong enough actor to carry this movie; he's way out of his league with everyone around him (except poor wooden Charlotte Gainsbourg; when they share a scene the result is painful to watch.). I suspect the original novel was simply too precious to bring out Ivory's grand touch; an unfortunate choice of material.


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