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The Loneliest Planet (2011)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 3 January 2013 (Germany)
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An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves.

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Bidzina Gujabidze ...
Dato
Tali Pitakhelauri ...
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Tako Pitakhelauri ...
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Ani Kushashvili ...
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Kati Jamarjashvili ...
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Nino Pitakhelauri ...
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Khatia Kushashvili ...
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Taira Pitakshelauri ...
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Amiran Gudrshauri ...
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Joni Khueishivili ...
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Dato Taiklauri ...
Dancing Guy
Lado Gudushauri ...
Dancing Guy
Gin Takiklauri ...
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An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves.

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$15,689 (USA) (26 October 2012)

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$128,519 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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Dato: You always have a goat with, uh, sheep. Goat is very smart and, uh, sheep is stupid. And, uh, sheep, uh, follow goat. If goat, uh, fall off rock, sheep fall too.
Nica: So, we are sheep?
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Brilliant, though not easy
27 January 2013 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

A unique, brilliantly structured art-house film that will definitely go down as one of my favorites from the past few years. It's a film that has, really, only a single plot point, and it's one that happens in a blink of an eye. The film centers on two tourists in Georgia (the country, not the state). Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg play an engaged couple, and the first half of the film establishes quite clearly their dynamics, and the fact that they are very much in love. Halfway through the film, the pivotal incident occurs and it's like a prism that breaks up the way the two look at each other, as well as themselves. Sure, that first hour is pretty slow moving (though the scenery in the film is so gorgeous that I was never less than engaged), but, after the incident, you look backward at every small thing that occurred. That first, sleepy hour I was basically just enjoying the scenery, but during the second hour my mind was running a mile a minute, even though, basically, nothing much was happening. It's a weird and uncompromising picture that will surely drive some crazy, but I was absolutely blown away by it.


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