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Meetings With Remarkable Men (1979)

Original Title : Meetings with Remarkable Men
Director : Peter Brook
Writer : Peter Brook
G.I. Gurdjieff
Jeanne Salzmann
Genre : Biography
Drama
Country : UK
Language : English
Producer : Michael Currer-Briggs , Stuart Lyons , Robert Watts
Music : David Hykes
Laurence Rosenthal
Photography : Gilbert Taylor
Distributor : La Belle Enterprise
IMDB ID : 0079542
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Meetings With Remarkable Men (1979) - Peter Brook
 

Starring

Grégoire Aslan Armenian Priest/Le prêtre arménien
Martin Benson Dr. Ivanov
Colin Blakely Tamil
Mikica Dimitrijevic Young Gurdjieff
Cimenli Fahrettin Father Giovanni
Athol Fugard Professor Skridlov
Marius Goring Captain (as Constantin de Goguel
Malcolm Hayes Teacher
Paul Henley Soloviev
Ahmet Kutbay Pavlov
Dragan Maksimovic G.I. Gurdjieff
David Markham Dean Borsh
Warren Mitchell Gurdjieff's Father
Abbas Moayeri Yelov
Natasha Parry Vitvitskaia
Oscar Peck Father Maxim
Fabijan Sovagovic Dervish
Terence Stamp Prince Lubovedsky
Donald Sumpter Pogossian
Gerry Sundquist Karpenko
Sami Tahasuni Bogga Eddin
Alan Tilvern Artillery Officer
Ben Zimet 
 

Plot

The story of G.I. Gurdjieff and his travels to achieve enlightenment and inner growth. Beginning with his childhood, the movie follows his journeys through Central Asia as he discovers new levels of spirituality through music, dance and near-encounters with death.
 

Comments

A struggle to stay awake, 30 April 2002 Author: Peter Forster (moanakane@yahoo.com) I echo other reviewers in their description of this as a film for those who are spiritual seekers. Others will probably find it rather slow and dull.One of the main points of Gurdjieff's philosophy is that most people are asleep. This film depicts the effort it takes to become, and to stay, awake.My impression is that this is a film by someone who has studied what Gurdieff said about himself and his philosophy (Try 'All and Everything' if you want to get into the details of that), but not what others have said about him. The more you get to know what those who knew him said about him, the less likely you would be to present him in such a rosy light. Frankly, he comes across as a bit of a git who used some rather naive spiritual seekers to his own ends.I enjoyed the movie, but see it as something of a positive skimming over Gurdjieff's early years.
 
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