THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL
OVERVIEW: The City of Your Final Destination will be three time Academy Award nominated director James Ivoryís (The Remains of the Day, A Room with a View, Howards End) 23rd collaboration with two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Based on the novel by Peter Cameron, the film stars Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins, three-time Academy Award nominee Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai, Merchant Ivoryís The White Countess), Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Science of Sleep, The Golden Door, Antichrist), Alexandra Maria Lara (Downfall), Academy Award winner Norma Aleandro, and Omar Metwally (Munich). Filming the movie is six-time Goya-winning Spanish cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (Talk to Her, The Others, The Sea Inside, and Woody Allenís Vicki Christina Barcelona). The movie will also feature costume design and production design by longtime Merchant Ivory collaborators Carol Ramsey and Andrew Sanders, respectively; and a score by Academy Award winner Jorge
SYNOPSIS: Based on the novel of the same name by Peter Cameron, the protagonist of The City of Your Final Destination is Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally), an Iranian-born graduate student at the University of Colorado, whose financial aid for a fellowship is contingent on writing an authorized biography of the deceased Latin American author Jules Gund. Shortly into the first semester of the fellowship, Gundís estate unexpectedly denies Omar authorization. Omar's aggressively supportive girlfriend Deirdre urges him to travel to Uruguay and petition the executors to change their minds.
Omar follows this advice and is instantly received into a hornetís nest of intrigues and idiosyncrasies. The Gund ďfamily,Ē living together on the authorís isolated and decaying estate, includes Gundís widow, Caroline (Laura Linney); his mistress, Arden (Charlotte Gainsbourg); Ardenís young daughter, Portia; Gundís brother, Adam (Anthony Hopkins), and Adamís partner, Pete (Hiroyuki Sanada). Omarís unannounced arrival upsets their fragile co-existence and causes all to question their own circumstances and fates, which in turn leads Omar himself to question to what degree, if any, he has been the author of his own existence up until now.
DVD: The film is presented in widescreen with a
1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical
format. Looks clean images without any types of color
saturation. Not only the picture looks
good in this drama, also the
sound it is good. A Dolby Digital English 5.1
providing a nice complement to the picture it also includes
In terms of Special Features
the DVD includes Bonus features on this outrageous comedy
include deleted scenes, teaser trailers and Spanish subtitles.
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Enhance for 16x9 TVs
Digital 5.1 Surround - English
Subtitles - English
Making of Featurette
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