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The Fruit Hunters (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 January 2013 (USA)
Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through ... See full summary »

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Yung Chang

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Adam Gollner (book), Yung Chang (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Kyle Allatt Kyle Allatt ... Rudolph Hass
Marie-Alice Depestre Marie-Alice Depestre ... Neanderthal, Greek Woman, Girl at Supermarket
Kyle Gatehouse ... John McIntosh
Henry Kwok ... Emperor Xuanzong
Ed Langham Ed Langham ... Fairchild
Li Li Li Li ... Yang Guifei (concubine)
Ken Love Ken Love ... Self
Bill Pullman ... Self
Tamara Pullman Tamara Pullman ... Self
Russell Yuen ... Ah Bing & Lychee Rider
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Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through nature, commerce and adventure, The Fruit Hunters is a cinematic odyssey that takes viewers from the dawn of humanity to the cutting of edge of modern agriculture - a film that will change not just the way we look at what we eat, but what it means to be human. Written by Anonymous

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Enlightenment through realism
9 February 2013 | by tallardSee all my reviews

There are so many hogwash BS films coming out of Hollywood these days tending to people's needs for emotional feel-good spiritual uplifting, in the forms of Terrence Mallick and pseudo intellectualism, god talk, gazing at swirling milk in a cup of coffee as an allusion to the universe. So much bunk.

But this film succeeds where all pseudo-intellectual films fail. In partaking of the multiples beauties of nature and quality of life, in valuing the ecosystems that surround us, that nourish us, that define us. This film is quite beautifully shot, macro cinematography does not make it to the big screen every day and is a real treat. My taste buds and salivary glands were excited during the entire film.

The one failure of the film is having Bill Pullman as a lead character. He fails in two respects. First he admits to suffering from anosmia, a lack of sense of smell. Smell is a major factor in our ability to taste food, and any time he is seen munching into some lovely fruit, he seems to be faking it. Which brings me to his second failure: faking it is a Hollywood leitmotiv, and all his time on screen seemed to just be a Hollywood wannabe real person, he was painful to watch.

Notwithstanding his long screen time, the gorgeous camera work and content and informativeness make this well worth the watch.


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