A happily engaged couple (Gael García Bernal, Hani Furstenberg) arrives in the Caucasus Mountains for a backpacking trip, engaging a villager (Bidzina Gujabidze) to act as guide. The idyllic journey meets with a brief, violent interruption from predatory locals, and the choices made in that moment stand to threaten the pair's future together, in this thoughtful effort inspired by Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); documentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal, y Tu Mama Tambien, the Motorcycle Diaries) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg, Campfire, Yossi & Jagger) are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, while backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia, they hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek. Venturing into the stunning wilderness, the trio's peaceful adventure takes a dark turn as a subtle rift opens between Alex and Nica, quickly widening until it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and themselves. Along with their ever-present guide, the young travelers find themselves journeying not only into a landscape that's both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed, but also into the farthest depths of their own understanding. A unique examination of the parameters of love, THE LONELIEST PLANET is a tale of betrayal, identity, failure, and the ambiguities of forgiveness.