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The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 24 June 2010 (Greece)
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Twenty-eight-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally) wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three ... See full summary »

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay), Peter Cameron (novel)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Blandullo Nicholas Blandullo ... Young Adam
Sofía Viruboff Sofía Viruboff ... Adam's Mother
James Martin James Martin ... Postman
Omar Metwally ... Omar Razaghi
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Deirdre Rothemund
Susana Salerno Susana Salerno ... Helpful Woman at the Bus Depot
César Bordón César Bordón ... Helpful Man at the Bus Depot
Diego Velazquez ... Helpful Little Boy at the Bus Depot
Rossana Gabbiano Rossana Gabbiano ... Helpful Woman at the Bus Depot
Julieta Vallina Julieta Vallina ... Schoolbus Lady
Ambar Mallman ... Portia Gund
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Arden Langdon
Laura Linney ... Caroline
Norma Aleandro ... Alma
Hector Fonseca Hector Fonseca ... Old Gaucho
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Storyline

Twenty-eight-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally) wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund; his brother, widow, and younger mistress, so he can get authorization to write the biography. Written by Marisa_Gabriella, edited by Krystal Frauendienst

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a brief sexual situation with partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

24 June 2010 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Teu Destino Final See more »

Filming Locations:

Punta Indio, Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,401, 18 April 2010

Gross USA:

$493,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,356,253
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final of four theatrical movie collaborations of Sir Anthony Hopkins and Merchant Ivory Productions. The others being Howards End (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993), and Surviving Picasso (1996). See more »

Goofs

When Jules arrives at the house, he lifts Portia in a hug and his boutonnière falls to the floor, but after the scene shifts to Caroline and then back, the flower now appears on his lapel again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Adam: [calling out] Victor. Victor! Victor, come on!
[slips in the mud]
Young Adam: Ooph! Bad dog.
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Connections

Features The Deceivers (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonatine
Performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg & Ambar Mallman
Composed by G. Turk
Arranged by Cecilia V. Gonzalez
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Like a classic piece of literature, beautifully performed
19 September 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"The City of Your Final Destination" is about a young man (Omar Metwally) trying to write a biography of a late writer. He travels to Uruguay to meet the family still living on the estate. It's very reminiscent of "The Last Station" (2009), and just as good -- in its own way.

The cast is completely remarkable. Laura Linney plays the cold, mysterious widow; Anthony Hopkins plays the wise, and yet child-like brother; Charlotte Gainsbourg is an emotionally-affected beauty. New-comer Omar Metwally played a perfectly sculpted character whom we wanted to follow, but was flanked by the opposing Alexandra Maria Lara. These characters were so exquisitely created and performed that I would forget they were just actors. With a few parallels to "The Last Station", I was reminded that Hopkins was the original choice to play the elderly Tolstoy, but their schedules never jived. I'm assuming Hopkins then purposely sought out this film to be able to explore some similar characters. Great choice.

Written by the great and pioneering female screenwriter, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and brought to vision by James Ivory, "The City of Your Final Destination" explores themes of literature and of people moving on in their lives once they realize that the central figure that once held them all together no longer is, and of course all of their romantic entanglements. It's shot beautifully in South America and plays out like a classic piece of literature. Recommended for fans of character studies and readers of good books.


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