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Sheltering Sky

The movie Sheltering Sky was based on the book Sheltering Sky.

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Movie details for Sheltering Sky

The movie was released in 1990 and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, who also directed The Dreamers (2003). Sheltering Sky was produced by C Logic. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett, Timothy Spall, Eric Vu-An, Amina Annabi, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Sotigui Kouyaté, Tom Novembre, Ben Smaïl, Kamel Cherif, Afifi Mohamed, Brahim Oubana, Carolyn De Fonseca, Veronica Lazar, Rabea Tami, Nicoletta Braschi, Menouer Samiri and Keltoum Alaoui.

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Master filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci applies his considerable talent to this haunting adaptation of the Paul Bowles novel. John Malkovich and Debra Winger play Port and Kit Moresby, characters loosely based on Bowles and his wife Jane, who flee New York f... Read More
Master filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci applies his considerable talent to this haunting adaptation of the Paul Bowles novel. John Malkovich and Debra Winger play Port and Kit Moresby, characters loosely based on Bowles and his wife Jane, who flee New York for North Africa, where they hope to find mystical truths that will reignite the spark of their marriage. But instead they lose their moral bearings (with help from a friend, played by Campbell Scott, who has an affair with Kit) while traveling deeper and deeper into the Sahara. Before long, what started as a vacation at exotic lodgings has descended into a tour of hell, as they stumble farther and farther into an unknowable spiritual territory. Though long and at times slow-moving, the film features marvelously nuanced acting by Malkovich and Winger and visionary filmmaking that makes the landscape at once picturesque and threatening. --Marshall Fine

Book details for Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky was written by Paul Bowles. The book was published in 1949 by PENGUIN. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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