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Mindwalk (1990)

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Philosophical conversations between a poet, politician, and scientist. No one is psychotic or out for revenge.

Director:

Bernt Amadeus Capra (as Bernt Capra)

Writers:

Bernt Amadeus Capra (story) (as Bernt Capra), Floyd Byars (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liv Ullmann ... Sonia Hoffman
Sam Waterston ... Jack Edwards
John Heard ... Thomas Harriman
Ione Skye ... Kit Hoffman
Emmanuel Montes Emmanuel Montes ... Romain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Boursin Jean Boursin ... Sacristan
Gabrielle Danchick Gabrielle Danchick ... Tour Guide
Jeanne Van Phue Jeanne Van Phue ... Tourist #1
Penny White Penny White ... Tourist #2
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Storyline

The summary of this plot holds true today for 2019 and beyond. The fact that the original summary noted the scientist as psychotic and out for revenge speaks to a long standing bias against the truth in history. There is no psychosis or revenge in this story. Listen and learn from history.

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A film for passionate thinkers.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 December 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ponto de Mutação See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$774,048
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlas, Mindwalk See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Thomas Harriman (John Heard) recited almost the entire poem "Los Enigmas" by Pablo Neruda. The last part of it says: "I want to tell you the ocean knows this, that life in its jewel boxes is endless as the sand, impossible to count, pure, and among the blood-colored grapes time has made the petal hard and shiny, made the jellyfish full of light and untied its knot, letting its musical threads fall from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl. I am nothing but the empty net which has gone on ahead of human eyes, dead in those darknesses, of fingers accustomed to the triangle, longitudes on the timid globe of an orange. I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked, the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind." See more »

Quotes

Jack: An Italian premier, just was just after Mussolini, was asked, "Is it difficult to govern Italians?" He said, "Difficult. No, not difficult. Only useless."
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Soundtracks

Chorale from Cantata No.147
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Elmar Schloter
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For those with the eyes to see this is one of the best ever!
5 October 2004 | by piqueeSee all my reviews

It might be a little hyperbolic for me to say this movie changed my life, but it has certainly been a mainstay since a friend and I discovered it quite by accident several years ago. We knew Fritjof Capra as an author and knew that one of his books is what brother Bernt used as a skeleton for the movie. I find it HIGHLY ENTERTAINING over and over to this very day, because I understand that GOOD CONVERSATION is a lost and discounted art. This movie captures, in a breath-takingly beautiful and dynamic setting, one of the best dialogues in the history of thought. It communicates in relatively simple terms some of the most important and expansive issues of today, but it does not spoon-feed the viewer. It includes discourse on politics, scientific concepts, influences on perspective, as well as having some great lines, interesting quotes, and memorable, well-presented poetry. Its theme is to communicate through dialogue, monologue, descriptive prose, music, guided visual imagery, constant changes in setting (all in one locale, VERY IMPRESSIVE cinematographical work) and (yes) even drama and antagonism between the characters. The theme is borne of a new school of thought, and understanding and assimilating the message is something a person can actually do to make the a world better place.


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