The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

Director
James Ivory

Main cast
Nicholas Blandullo; Sofia Viruboff; Omar Metwally; Alexandra Maria Lara; Charlotte Gainsbourg

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get authorization to write the biography. Written by Marisa_Gabriella, edited by Krystal Frauendienst


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