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Mindwalk (1990)

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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Trivia

The great (literary) documentarian of things yet to come, Jon Duffey in "Beyond My Xibalbá," claims this is his second favorite film of all time. See more »

Quotes

Jack: It's the art of bringing people to agree on a certain course of action. If that course of action succeeds, the people are satisfied. If not, they're not. It's as simple as that. If it works, it's good. Period.
Thomas: Isn't that exactly what you said 'why politics doesn't work anymore'? That politics, you said, needed to become the 'art of the impossible'?
Jack: Whose side are you on?
Thomas: Hers, obviously. She's intelligent, gracious and more attractive.
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Chorale from Cantata No.147
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Elmar Schloter
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User Reviews

Utterly fascinating
3 February 1999 | by jmooshaSee all my reviews

I was certain I'd be bored out of my skull when I sat down to watch this film, upon the recommendation of a former girlfriend.

Who would've thought a metaphysical conversation captured on film could be so spellbinding.The subject deals with our place in the universe, and it is explored from several angles, all of which will send your mind swirling to higher and higher realms. No small part of the film's success is the chemistry between Liv Ullman, Sam Waterston and John Heard, one of our most underrated actors.

Add to this the stunning backdrop of Mont St. Michel, which in startling counterpoint, complements the wide-ranging subject matter, and you have one hell of an entertaining movie on your hands.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,621, 13 October 1991

Gross USA:

$774,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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