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The Loneliest Planet
The Loneliest Planet
The Loneliest Planet
Genre Thriller
Running Time 113 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Oct 19, 2012
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The Loneliest Planet

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 wilderness 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… Show more

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November 1, 2012 - Boston.com - By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

In a movie, when a woman says to her fiance, “Give me a verb,” the filmmaker responsible for that line obviously differs from most of her peers. It’s a way of asking for action, without actually asking for action. When asked in “The Loneliest Planet,” “give me a verb” is part of a game the couple plays: He’s been teaching her Spanish, she conjugates the words he tosses out. It follows a primal and decisive split-second reaction to danger that happens at the film’s halfway point. That response is very much the reason to see this movie, which Julia Loktev has written and directed with a haunting emphasis on the shortcomings of some interpersonal communication.

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