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Mindwalk (1990)

Philosophical conversations between a poet, politician, and scientist. No one is psychotic or out for revenge.

Director:

Bernt Amadeus Capra (as Bernt Capra)

Writers:

Bernt Amadeus Capra (story) (as Bernt Capra), Floyd Byars (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liv Ullmann ... Sonia Hoffman
Sam Waterston ... Jack Edwards
John Heard ... Thomas Harriman
Ione Skye ... Kit Hoffman
Emmanuel Montes Emmanuel Montes ... Romain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Boursin Jean Boursin ... Sacristan
Gabrielle Danchick Gabrielle Danchick ... Tour Guide
Jeanne Van Phue Jeanne Van Phue ... Tourist #1
Penny White Penny White ... Tourist #2
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Storyline

The summary of this plot holds true today for 2019 and beyond. The fact that the original summary noted the scientist as psychotic and out for revenge speaks to a long standing bias against the truth in history. There is no psychosis or revenge in this story. Listen and learn from history.

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A film for passionate thinkers.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 December 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ponto de Mutação See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,621, 13 October 1991

Gross USA:

$774,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$774,048
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlas, Mindwalk See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The great (literary) documentarian of things yet to come, Jon Duffey in "Beyond My Xibalbá," claims this is his second favorite film of all time. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Are you gonna help me in this, or are you gonna leave me stranded out here in this argument by myself?
Thomas: I'm gonna leave you stranded. I'm gonna leave you stranded.
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Chorale from Cantata No.147
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Elmar Schloter
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Grok this flick! Ignore the setup plot and PAY ATTENTION!!!
13 August 2003 | by sks-tekworksSee all my reviews

IMHO: I stumbled across the work by chance; it happens that the subject matter has everything to do with exactly that. Then I decided it was worth further review, and behold, couldn't locate it for months. Figures. Finding it only recently, I'll skip the storyline that others have analyzed to death or something like that, and merely emphasize that it has its' points --- and I was surprised to find Sam Waterston and Liv Ullman at work in such manner. It's a strange movie that doesn't fit most of "the rules", indeed cerebral yet not really to preach an aspect but to instill wonderment. Joe 6-packs might not easily relate up front at first but if they would just try and ponder ---

I'm inherently biased being a scientist though that's exactly NOT what the theme is truly about despite the honest bent: perspective, practicality, necessity, and compromise.

Nice camera work on location, too. Give it more than a once-over if you can, time not wasted.


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