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An Appreciation of The City of Your Final Destination

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The City of Your Final Destination stars two well-known actors, Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney, and both are simply outstanding. Hopkins' genius has been appreciated in America at least since he played the madman and mass murderer in The Silence of the Lambs twenty years ago, whereas the much younger Linney's icy-cold and aloof demeanor is still emerging.  


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The movie also stars three actors I'd never seen before in outstanding roles: Omar Metwally, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Hiroyuki Sanada. There is also a new-to-me near star, Alexandra Maria Lara.


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Pictured above on the movie's poster are Linney, Hopkins, and Gainsbourg, by Wikipedia.

The movie is at Netflix, with mostly complete English sub-titles.


Why I liked The City so much, in terms of the characters, is that the plot concerns extremely believable academics, played by Metwally and Lara; the legacy of a deceased one-shot but famous author (who is never on-screen), whose familial group, including his granddaughter (Norma Argentina?), play their roles faultlessly; and, the background actors, including the local Ecuadorian Head Female Queen (Norma Aleandro?), also play their roles to perfection.


In terms of execution, I liked the movie because it takes place mainly in Ecuador, that "little" South American country off which are found the Galapagos Islands.   And the movie's photography is extraordinarily fine throughout.           

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