Meetings with Remarkable Men (film)

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Meetings with Remarkable Men
VHS cover
Directed by Peter Brook
Produced by Stuart Lyons
Written by G. I. Gurdjieff (book)
Screenplay: Peter Brook,
Jeanne de Salzmann
Starring Dragan Maksimović Terence Stamp
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Edited by John Jympson
Distributed by Enterprise Pictures Ltd
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Meetings with Remarkable Men is a 1979 British film directed by Peter Brook[1] and based on the book of the same name by Greek-Armenian mystic, G. I. Gurdjieff, first published in English in 1963. Shot on location in Afghanistan (except for dance sequences, which were filmed in England), it starred Terence Stamp, and Dragan Maksimović as the adult Gurdjieff. The film was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival and nominated for the Golden Bear.[2]

The plot involves Gurdjieff and his companions' search for truth in a series of dialogues and vignettes, much as in the book. Unlike the book, these result in a definite climax—Gurdjieff's initiation into the mysterious Sarmoung Brotherhood. The film is noteworthy for making public some glimpses of the Gurdjieff movements.[3]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Meetings with Remarkable Men: my impressions of the film, by Kathryn Hulme. Remar Productions, 1979.
  • Meetings with Remarkable Men: One man's search becomes a film, by Pamela Lyndon Travers.


  1. ^ Brook, Peter (September 1987). The shifting point, 1946-1987. Harper & Row. ISBN 978-0-06-039073-0. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ " Awards for Meetings with Remarkable Men". Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Panafieu, Bruno De; Needleman, Jacob; Baker, George (September 1997). Gurdjieff. Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-0-8264-1049-8. Retrieved 14 April 2011. A brief glimpse of the dances appears at the very end of the motion picture about Gurdjieff, Meetings with Remarkable Men, produced and directed in 1978 by Peter Brook, with a screenplay by Peter Brook and Jeanne de Salzmann 

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