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Trippy trailer for The Loneliest Planet starring Gael Garcia Bernal looks beautiful and haunting

07.05.2012

Coming across as something of a visceral journey, THE LONELIEST PLANET features Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg as a couple on a backpacking trip that seemingly goes awry.  Directed by Julia Loktev (DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT), the film has a very TREE OF LIFE vibe going for it with a somewhat minimalist style.  Just with less dinosaurs.

Grab your walking stick:

The film has an eerie feel to it; the kind of film that has you on edge from start to finish, because at any moment anything can happen, much like real life.  The cinematography looks great and the leads seem to have the right kind of chemistry to be a convincing real life couple.  Whether or not the anxiety of the trailer plays out in the film is another story. 

Here's the synopsis:

Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that's over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can't be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves.

THE LONELIEST PLANET will hit theaters on October 26, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: Gael Garcia Bernal is next set to portray the famed Zorro in Zorro Reborn. Not sure how I feel about that just yet...
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