The City of Your Final Destination
Directed by: James Ivory
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Metwally, Hiroyuki Sanada, Alexandra Maria Lara
Merchant Ivory Productions
Release Date: April 16, 2010 (Limited)
There are times in life when you will need to co-exist with many different people. On some occasions we might even find our own lives crossing paths with many other different lives. It is in these moments when we are able to experience the purest examples of human nature — the study of a stranger through conversation and observation, the first hints of attraction, our natural defenses toward those we’re unsure of, the birth of love — and not only form lifelong bonds with others, but also come to know ourselves better than ever before.
The City of Your Final Destination is about just such a fusion of many different lives and personalities. It tells the story of Omar (Omar Metwally), an academic who along with his girlfriend (Alexandra Maria Lara) are hoping to author a biography about the recently deceased Jules Gund. In order to write this book, however, they must gain the blessing of the family and loved ones that survive the late writer.
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