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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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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 sheep. Goat is very smart and sheep is stupid. And sheep follow goat. If goat fall of rock, sheep fall too.
Nica: So, we are sheep?
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Amazingly bad
4 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I'm astonished that there are reviews praising this movie ... did we see the same film?? I completely agree with a previous review that this was agonizingly tedious. It did feel like it could have very easily been edited to a 5-10min short film, but even then it would not be a very good short. The acting was fine, but there is absolutely no plot and nothing to really act to ... they just all sort of go through the motions. I felt no attachment to the characters, no emotion, no tension ... nothing. Filmed on location in the Caucasus mountains on the Georgia border there was great potential for some incredible cinematography ... but it was potential utterly wasted. I really wanted to experience a part of the world that I likely will not see in person. What we are given is long drawn out, still distance shots or close shots that showed nothing - neither of which give any sense of the expanse and majesty of the mountain range, quite disappointing.

Imagine the movie 'Deliverance' except the whole movie winds up really being *just* a canoe trip down a river and nothing more. You keep waiting for something to happen, but it never does. In the end I just stared at the credits in disbelief and a bit angry that there went a couple hours of my life that I will never get back.


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