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Janapar (2012)

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It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen's dream journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl.

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23-year-old Englishman Tom Allen is all set for a successful office-bound career, but he finds himself persisted by a question many of us face: isn't there more to life than this? Leaving everything and everyone behind, Tom sets off without maps or guidebooks on a quest to find the answer. But his new nomadic lifestyle is thrown into turmoil when he meets an Iranian-Armenian girl and falls in love. Tom does everything to keep his dream alive, but is forced to choose between her and the road. His decision takes him to the depths of the Sahara Desert, where - amidst challenges unimaginable - he catches a glimpse of the answer he set out to find. Filmed by Tom over four years with cinematic ambition, Janapar - named after an Armenian word for "journey" - is an honest and life-affirming tale of finding what you're looking for when you least expect it. Written by Anonymous

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Tom Allen: I think everyone should... should say bollocks to it and do what they damn well dream of doing. At one point, just say "Yeah, OK, I jacked in everything in order to follow my dream".
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Love and Adventure on a Bike
4 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

Janapar is much more than your typical travel/adventure film. It's a coming of age story chronicling one man's struggle to choose the best road in life.

Tom's candid real-time narration gives an honest glimpse into the challenges faced by solo cycle tourers. He's managed to capture decisive moments of his journey, holding nothing back. The cinematography is at times spectacular, with sweeping shots of Tom slogging through the Sahara.

With her natural charm and beauty, it's really Tenny that steals the show. Her determination and strength are inspirational.

Janapar is a great film to get you into the head of an adventurer. AND it's a good old-fashioned love story with a happy ending.


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