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Into the Wild

Into the Wild
  • 2007
  • US
  • 148 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Penn
  • Written by: Sean Penn
  • Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook
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Robust yet freewheeling adaptation of John Krakauer's non-fiction book about the extraordinary experiences of young American college graduate and society dropout Christopher McCandless (Hirsch), who traded his privileged future for a life on the road. Penn's portrait of McCandless' travels is a poetic and romanticised one, beautifully photographed by French cinematographer Eric Gautier and unspooling as a series of largely life-affirming encounters with nature and fellow travellers.

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Into The Wild

1 Nov 20074 stars

TRUE STORY/DRAMA (15) 140min Sean Penn steps behind the camera once more, to write and direct this robust yet freewheeling adaptation of journalist John Krakauer’s non-fiction book about the extraordinary experiences on the road of young American…

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