Five Movies to Watch (Okay) Think Before Going for a Walk

Hiking, such as camping and bungee jumping: they can’t be improvised. There are plenty of reasons why you might want to put on walking shoes and go a mile, but there’s more to walk away from this regimen that, in its undeniably soothing aspects, can create even more shivering.

The selection for the following films has absolutely no ambition to be exhaustive (aside from these parentheses, you won’t find any other mention of hikers by Philip Harrell, which doesn’t stop it being completely watchable). Look at it rather as a list of caveats: Yes, the tremor is good, but no, we must not hope that it will occur systematically in calm and sharing.

“Stop or continue”: Don’t get into a crisis

If you haven’t seen a Sophie Villier movie before, it could bestop or continue, his sixth feature film, is a little annoying. The director has already done more ridiculous things, but this movie is still full of petty quirks, unexpected situations, and intentionally neglected lines. With Emmanuelle Devos and Mathieu Amalric in the main roles, serving is absolutely delicious, as long as you are prepared to make the effort to enter it.

She is Apple. It is Peter. The couple suffers badly, despite vague plans, home gym sessions with a strong coach and an illusion of comfort. While hiking, Pom decides that the cup is full. And she makes a radical decision: she orders Pierre to return to the matrimonial home, while she will remain in the woods while she is evaluated. The stay you make will last longer than expected, during which time you will use napkins and hold the antler.

Can we really draw conclusions from such a bizarre movie? No doubt, yes, because despite the imagination, Sophie Villier’s view of Pomme et Pierre is unfortunately realistic. Conclusion: No, height does not restrict links. No, good equipment is not enough; Yes, sometimes breaking up is so scary that you have less courage to act on it than spending the night under the stars.

In the wild: bring
his food

We’re definitely more on a road trip than hiking pure and simple, but all the same: Christopher McCandless, Champion to the wildHe has a backpack and walking shoes and a great desire to connect with nature. Except for what others do for a few hours or a few days, he’ll do for more than three months. And who knows if, without a giant slab encountered after a hundred days, he would not extend the experiment for several years.

Writer and mountaineer John Krakauer brought back in McCandless’s Path, a young man who is promised a brilliant career in the world of capitalism but is raised to the extreme and decides to burn his identity papers to live in poverty. Translation: The dead body of a bus in central Alaska). Portrayed by Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch embodies this brave idealist, eager to get back to basics…but perhaps not prepared enough.

Fifteen years after the movie’s release, we allow ourselves to spoil the ending: Because he confuses two plants in his botanical guide, McCandless poisons himself by eating poisonous seeds and ends his journey in grief and pain. Evidence that it is better not to rely too much on the help of nature for sustenance, unless you have gained a sufficient degree of experience. For afternoon tea, bringing your own muffin tin is less noble and ecological, but it avoids ending your life prematurely, at 24 and a half.

Antoinette in Seven: Prepare well

After an anthology scene from a school party (in which she was translating Véronique Sanson’s “Amoureuse” with the children she was the teacher to), Antoinette decided to go for a walk in Cévennes for summer vacation. Like that, on a whim. Or roughly: Angry at the father of a student with whom she has a fiery relationship but who doesn’t seem determined to leave his wife for her, she decides to follow him. Simply.

The problem is that the man in question is not left to bask in the bean on the beach. Between the south of the Massif Central and the deep Cévennes, he prepares to walk with his wife and child the Stevenson Trail, named after an author The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydewho made this trip in 1879 and drew the appropriate title Travel with a donkey in Cévennes. Thus Antoinette finds herself on the road with her ill-fitting shoes and a donkey named Patrick, who turns out to be more capricious than he was told.

The ordeal is absolute: Antoinette is feeling lonely, walking is going poorly, and the man she’s after is clearly not worthy of it. Why put yourself in such trouble, and risk breaking your ankle and spoiling your summer, to follow someone? Don’t follow people, that’s bad, wear good shoes, it’s important, and don’t walk unless you feel it’s likely to be good for you.

balance sheetAntoinette in Seven She will not be too negative for her heroine, because it is cinema. The rest of the time, the journey that you do not want to take and for which you are not prepared is unlikely to end in a positive way.

“Killer Getaway”: Avoid Bad Encounters

This is a honeymoon story that doesn’t go as planned. In this movie is available on Netflix (but was first released on VOD in 2016 under the title Perfect Getaway), a couple played by Steve Zahn (yes, you know him) and Milla Jovovich set out to cross the beaches of Hawaii to celebrate their marriage. He meets another couple, and then another, before the first newspaper articles fall: two newlyweds were killed not far from there and their killers are still on the run.

Hiking, a bivouac, it’s all so much fun when you’re thirsty for adventure, as apparently with the characters in David Twohy (co-screenwriter of the fast evaporation Harrison Ford’s version and creator of Riddick’s character, played by Vin Diesel in very black and its accessories). Except that the fun quickly gives way to goosebumps: there is every reason to believe that the perpetrators are part of this few American tourists.

Conclusion 1: If you really want to celebrate your new love and last marriage, why start making friends with gossip and annoying strangers? Conclusion Two: We miss thrillers with final twists, and even if it’s onekiller getaway It’s the least exploding on Earth, it’s a pleasure to see so much of the kind of cheery throwback it’s now becoming a rarity.

“Old Joy”: Choosing the right person

This is not his first work (there was previously an unpublished grass riverdating back to 1994 and released briefly in theaters in 2019), but old joy It was clearly the movie that made Kelly Richart known, a highly prized filmmaker that remains relatively secret to this day. However, these famous Michelle Williams interpreters have turned (Wendy and LucyJesse Eisenberg (night movements) or, Last but not leastKristen Stewart (some women).

old joyIt’s just the story of two old friends (can we call them “friends”?) who go on a weekend adventure together. Walking and sitting by the fireplace, they share their increasingly divergent vision of life together since one transformed into so-called adult life (a couple, an upcoming child) while the other remained in a world of dreams and innocence – which is perfect its right.

Their physical proximity is only matched by their spiritual distance, which is heartbreaking. This, however, does not prevent old joy To be a soft, delicate and often soothing film. Because when they’re not hiking, the two men played by Daniel London and folk singer Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Bailey) are taking advantage of nature and the surrounding air.

Best moment: when they immerse themselves in steamy water, in the middle of the forest, for a thermal bath that invigorates the body as well as the soul. Both of these people may not have been the friend the other would dream of to live such a moment, but fortunately that doesn’t change the grace of this shared experience.

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