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Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)

G.I. Gurdjieff is a spiritual teacher and mystic who, after a lifetime study, developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.

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Peter Brook
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dragan Maksimovic Dragan Maksimovic ... G.I. Gurdjieff
Terence Stamp ... Prince Lubovedsky
Mikica Dimitrijevic Mikica Dimitrijevic ... Young Gurdjieff
Athol Fugard ... Professor Skridlov
Warren Mitchell ... Gurdjieff's Father
Fahro Konjhodzic Fahro Konjhodzic ... Soloviev
David Markham David Markham ... Dean Borsh
Natasha Parry ... Vitvitskaia
Bruce Myers Bruce Myers ... Yelov
Colin Blakely ... Tamil (as Colin Blakeley)
Grégoire Aslan ... Armenian Priest / Le prêtre arménien
Tom Fleming Tom Fleming ... Father Giovanni
Andrew Keir ... Head of Sarmoung Monastery
Sami Tahasuni Sami Tahasuni ... Bogga Eddin
Fabijan Sovagovic Fabijan Sovagovic ... Dervish
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Storyline

The story of G.I. Gurdjieff and his travels to achieve enlightenment and inner growth. Beginning with his childhood, the movie follows his journeys through Central Asia as he discovers new levels of spirituality through music, dance and near-encounters with death. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

Gardijeff's search for hidden knowledge

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Encontro Com Homens Notáveis See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Remar See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Last theatrical film of Grégoire Aslan. See more »

Quotes

Yelov: What are you looking for?
G.I. Gurdjieff: I want to know why I am here.
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A truly uncinematic experience!
6 February 2009 | by jconde999See all my reviews

I had big expectations about this film, but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Ultimately, it is a boring, soporific movie that rambles around with no clear commitment to its subject matter. No light is shed on the early years of G. I. Gurdjieff and who are those remarkable men of the title and how he became a forceful religious and philosophical character.

Acting is zombie-like. Trite, repetitive script has no dramatic highlights, with the only exception of a herd of camels roaming freely around the dunes. Some sequences are involuntarily hilarious or hard to believe.

All in all, there is more spirituality in the Star Wars saga than in the 108 min of this movie. "May the force be with you" has more punch in just one line that all the mumbo jumbo in MWRM.

It deserves 1, instead of zero (not available), thanks to the soundtrack -likely, the only redeeming quality- and for being good for a weekend nap.


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