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The Loneliest Planet (2011)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 3 January 2013 (Germany)
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An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves.

Director:

Julia Loktev

Writers:

Tom Bissell (short story "Expensive Trips Nowhere" from the collection 'God Lives In St. Petersburg'), Mikhail Lermontov (excerpt from 'A Hero Of Our Time') | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hani Furstenberg ... Nica
Gael García Bernal ... Alex
Bidzina Gujabidze Bidzina Gujabidze ... Dato
Tali Pitakhelauri Tali Pitakhelauri ... Guesthouse Mom
Tako Pitakhelauri Tako Pitakhelauri ... Guesthouse Girl
Ani Kushashvili Ani Kushashvili ... Guesthouse Girl
Kati Jamarjashvili Kati Jamarjashvili ... Guesthouse Girl
Nino Pitakhelauri Nino Pitakhelauri ... Guesthouse Teen Girl
Khatia Kushashvili Khatia Kushashvili ... Guesthouse Teen Girl
Taira Pitakshelauri Taira Pitakshelauri ... Guesthouse Grandma
Amiran Gudrshauri Amiran Gudrshauri ... Kebab Seller
Joni Khueishivili Joni Khueishivili ... Drunk Man
Dato Taiklauri Dato Taiklauri ... Dancing Guy
Lado Gudushauri Lado Gudushauri ... Dancing Guy
Gin Takiklauri Gin Takiklauri ... Dancing Guy
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Storyline

An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves.

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Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Georgian | Spanish

Release Date:

3 January 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Najsamotniejsza z planet See more »

Filming Locations:

Republic of Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,689, 28 October 2012

Gross USA:

$129,579

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,933
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The book passage that is read out is from "A Hero of Our Time" by Mikhail Lermontov. See more »

Quotes

Dato: You always have a goat with, uh, sheep. Goat is very smart and, uh, sheep is stupid. And, uh, sheep, uh, follow goat. If goat, uh, fall off rock, sheep fall too.
Nica: So, we are sheep?
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Noon Hill Road
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Just Wow!
2 October 2011 | by renjith-georgeSee all my reviews

Amazing movie. I had absolutely no expectations going in yesterday at the NYC Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall. Even felt disheartened when the director before the start of the movie said " I will see you all after the movie ... If you all are still here".

Long story short at the end of the movie I couldn't help it but had to clap and it was involuntary. I have seen an amazing powerful piece with excellent performances by the whole cast. I do not know how to spell the name of the actress, "Jani" sounds like "Honey". She is amazing.

Please give this movie a shot. I haven't seen any movies lately which touched upon the dynamics between a couple so well.

Bravo to the whole team. Sure I will hear more about this movie in the news and hopefully at the awards.

PS: It is rare for me to post on IMDb, but I had to share :)


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