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Format: DVD
Sku: 216011054
UPC: 814838010144
UPC 14: 00814838010144
Category Keywords: Families  Family Life  Writers
Rating: Game Rating Code
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After winning a grant to write a biography of the hispanic author jules gund, iranian-american student omar must travel to uruguay and convince the family to give him permission. Omar finds more than expected as he tries to persuade the late writer's brother, wife and mistress.
Editor's Note
Historically noteworthy as the first Merchant Ivory production that lacked the involvement of longtime producer Ismail Merchant (he died three years prior to this movie's release), director James Ivory's THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION embodies an adaptation of Peter Cameron's 2005 novel of the same name, written for the screen by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Omar Metwally stars as Omar Razaghi, a young graduate student in the U.S. who wishes to author a biography on the late Jules Gund -- an enigmatic writer who spent his final years with his family in Uruguay, then committed suicide. Omar writes the Gund clan to request permission to pen the text, but is shocked and baffled by the family's refusal to comply. At the urging of Omar's forceful girlfriend, Dierdre (Alexandra Maria Lara), Omar books a seat about the next flight to Uruguay, visits the Gund enclave, and tries to persuade them to change their minds. Present are Gund's gay twin brother Adam (Anthony Hopkins), his widow Caroline (Laura Linney), his mistress Arden (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and his young daughter by Arden, Portia (Ambar Mallman). Omar works on the family members one by one, but runs into extreme difficulty both with Caroline -- a hateful woman bearing deep-seated resentments, who initially refuses to comply with the project at all costs -- and with Adam, who agrees to participate on the condition that Omar perform a dangerous favor in return. Meanwhile, passions begin to stir between Omar and Arden, and Dierdre decides to pay a visit. Unfortunately, THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION received severely limited theatrical distribution, and failed to make much of a splash at the box office, despite favorable notices from a number of U.S. critics and Ivory's excellent track record.

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Video Features DVD, Widescreen

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Screen Media/gaiam
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/9/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 118 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video UPC UPC: 00814838010144
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charlotte Gainsbourg
Video Cast Info Laura Linney
Video Cast Info Anthony Hopkins
Video Cast Info Hiroyuki Sanada
Video Cast Info Omar Metwally
Video Cast Info Ambar Mallman - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Luciano Suardi - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Javier Aguirresarobe - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Alexandra Maria Lara - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Norma Argentina - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Peter Cameron - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Jorge Drexler - Composer
Video Cast Info Norma Aleandro - Co-Star
Video Cast Info James Ivory - Director

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION is as pure an example of the Merchant Ivory brand of upscale literary cinema as devotees of HOWARDS END, A ROOM WITH A VIEW and REMAINS OF THE DAY could ask for." 04/16/2010

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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