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Maya (2018)

The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then heads to India after months in captivity.

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Mia Hansen-Løve
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Kolinka ... Gabriel Dahan
Aarshi Banerjee Aarshi Banerjee ... Maya
Alex Descas ... Frédéric
Judith Chemla ... Naomi
Johanna ter Steege ... Johanna
Pathy Aiyar ... Monty
Suzan Anbeh ... Sigrid
François Loriquet François Loriquet ... Hervé Perrat - le psychologue
Jean Rolin Jean Rolin ... Le père de Gabriel
Patricia Boulogne Patricia Boulogne ... La belle-mère de Gabriel
Sandrine Dumas ... L'amie de Frédéric
Nicolas Saada ... L'agent de la DGSE
Stéphane Roger Stéphane Roger ... Le médecin
Adrien Urvoy Adrien Urvoy ... L'assistant
Pascal Hintablian Pascal Hintablian ... Le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères
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The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then heads to India after months in captivity.

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Drama

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French visa # 156276. See more »

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Pointless, and completely unbelievable travel posing
10 April 2019 | by edgaggleSee all my reviews

A great disappointment. This film follows a moping lost soul of a guy around after (we are supposed to believe, but I didn't) he has been released from a kidnapping in Syria. The women are particularly-poorly drawn, and come across as mere accessories to his hedonistic pseudo-tragic tourism. The only character with any salt is his mother, a former hippy who at least breaks down as she drives away from her reunion with him, giving a hint of the more complex emotions that should be much more present if this was to be believable. The dialog is completely wooden, with diatribes about the destruction of Goa, when this film seems to be just as much a work of Indian travel porn. His relationship with the young girl Maya (practically young enough to be his daughter) is fairly well portrayed, but depressing in that it shows the damage that self-glorious men do without caring. Had it been believable that either of the journalists had actually seen much of the world (let alone endured a kidnapping), this film might have worked but it fell flat from the beginning.


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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

19 December 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Maja See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,765
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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