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The Sheltering Sky (1990)

English · Blu-ray

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Academy Award-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor) brings a stunning adaptation of Paul Bowles’ heartbreaking classic novel to the screen that Vincent Canby in The New York Times called “a long, beautifully modulated cry of despair... the sort of dark, romantic movie that only Mr. Bertolucci could bring off.”

In the hopes of rekindling their marriage, sophisticated American couple Port and Kit Moresby (John Malkovich and Debra Winger) set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria – uncertain of exactly where they are heading but determined to leave the modern world behind. They are instead tested to their limits by the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

A distinguished and emotive follow up to his Best Picture-winning The Last Emperor (Academy Awards 1988) and a sensual highlight in an extraordinary filmmaking career, The Sheltering Sky won a BAFTA for Vittorio Storaro’s outstanding cinematography and a Golden Globe for Ryuichi Sakamoto’s haunting original score.

Product details

Director Bernardo Bertolucci
Actor John Malkovich, Debra Winger, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett, Timothy Spall
Label Arrow Academy
Genre Drama
Content Blu-ray
FSK / age rating from age 16
Publication date 02.11.2020
Audio English, French, Arab
Subtitles English (for deaf or hard of hearing), English
Length 138 Minutes
Screen 1.77:1
Year of production 1990
Original title The Sheltering Sky
Version UK Version
Region code B

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  • Super

    Written on 25. December 2005 by Andreas W..
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    fantastischer Film, romantisch, abenteuerlich, etwas anders als das Buch, doch wo ist das Problem?

  • wird dem Roman nicht gerecht

    Written on 30. June 2005 by Cusanus.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    Schwache Verfilmung von Bowles' Roman; die Schauspieler sind gut, die Kulissen exotisch, mehr nicht.

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