The Loneliest Planet

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

Summary: Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that’s over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can’t be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves. All the while, they are not alone. They are always with the guide, who witnesses their every move. The film plays off the relationship between young travelers and the places they travel to, between guide and guided. But at heart, it is a love story -- a tale about betrayal, both accidental and deliberate, about masculinity, failure and the ambiguities of forgiveness. (IFC Films)

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Runtime: 113 min
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Production: Van Hoy/Knudsen Productions
Genre: Thriller
Countries: USA, Germany
Languages: English, Spanish, Georgian
Home Release Date: Feb 26, 2013
Director Credit
Julia Loktev Director
Writer Credit
Julia Loktev Writer
Tom Bissell Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Bidzina Gujabidze Dato
Gael García Bernal Alex
Hani Furstenberg Nica
Cast Credit
Bidzina Gujabidze Dato
Gael García Bernal Alex
Hani Furstenberg Nica
Producer Credit
Chris Gilligan Executive Producer
Dallas Brennan Executive Producer
Gregory P. Shockro Executive Producer
Helge Albers Producer
Hunter Gray Executive Producer
Jay Van Hoy Producer
Lars Knudsen Producer
Marie Therese Guirgis Producer
Marie-Therese Guirgis Producer
Rabinder Sira Executive Producer
Shelby Alan Brown Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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