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Gabriel and the Mountain (2017)

Gabriel e a Montanha (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 30 August 2017 (France)
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Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrived in Kenya ... See full summary »

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Fellipe Barbosa

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Fellipe Barbosa (screenplay), Lucas Paraizo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
João Pedro Zappa João Pedro Zappa ... Gabriel Buchmann
Caroline Abras ... Cristina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Alembe Alex Alembe
Rashidi Athuman Rashidi Athuman
John Goodluck John Goodluck
Luke Mpata Luke Mpata
Manuela Picq Manuela Picq ... Nadia
Rhosinah Sekeleti Rhosinah Sekeleti
Leonard Siampala Leonard Siampala
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Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrived in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Until he reached the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, his last destination.

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Country:

Brazil | France

Language:

English | Portuguese | Swahili | French

Release Date:

30 August 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gabriel et la montagne See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,963, 17 June 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,415, 6 September 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Interesting depiction of Africa and (budget)travelling.
22 June 2018 | by arnoud_debestSee all my reviews

Main character, Gabriel, travels through Africa. The opening sequence of the film is beautiful, stunning. The film starts with the discovery of his body; therefore his death, the fact that you know he will die on an African mountain looms over the rest of the film. Gabriel is played well, the viewer gets to know all sides of his personality. He tries to avoid 'tourist traps' and travel as cheap and sustainable as possible, making contact and blending in with the locals. The visit of his girlfriend adds an interesting element to the film in my opinion, their relationship and (how her presence influences) his travels provide food for thought.

Authentic, a lot of the characters (seem to) play themselves, multiple languages are used and I believe it was shot in the original locations.

However, it felt very long for 127 minutes, some conversations and scenes are just tedious. I felt like there was too much dialogue at times, balance was lost here and there. But overall a very beautiful film which does a good job and capturing the essence of backpacking and the challenges a traveller faces.

Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys films such as Into The Wild.


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