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The Mountain (2011)

The Mountain (2011)





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Filmmaker Ghassan Salhab offers an unusual look at the creative process in action in this low-key drama. A man in his mid-40s (Fadi Abi Samra) catches a ride to an airport in Beirut, rents a car and then takes a long drive to a motel in a remote village in the mountains. The man rents a room for a long stay, settles in and then takes out a package of paper and a fountain pen. For the rest of the film, we watch the man as he writes poetry and wrestles with his muse, experiencing a wealth of complex emotions as he tries to put his thoughts into words. Is this man simply a writer working on his latest project? Or is there something deeper at work, and we're watching someone try to come to terms with some terrible mistakes? Al-Jabal (aka The Mountain) was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Spencer Tracy
as Zachary Teller
Robert Wagner
as Chris Teller
William Demarest
as Father Belacchi
Anna Kashfi
as Hindu Girl
Mary Adams
as Mayor's Wife
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Critic Reviews for The Mountain

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

From green Swiss valleys to mountain snow fields, there is some stunning scenery in this picture. That is worth seeing, as is the struggle of the two stars up the mountain. The rest of the picture and the rest of the cast are of little account.

July 21, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Suffers from a credibility problem.

July 16, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Apesar de algumas boas seqüências de ação, o filme não convence: mais difícil do que acreditar em Spencer Tracy e Robert Wagner como irmãos, é acreditar que Tracy fosse capaz de fazer metade do que seu personagem é obrigado a fazer no filme.

July 25, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
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