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  • The Sheltering Sky (1990)
  • R
    138 min | Adventure, Drama
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
R
138 min | Adventure, Drama

An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile.
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Writers
Paul Bowles (book) | Mark Peploe (screenplay) | Bernardo Bertolucci (screenplay)
Producer
Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)
Cinematographer
Vittorio Storaro (cinematography by)
Casting Directors
Production Designers
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Release date
Dec 12, 1990 (United States)

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Cast

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31 cast members
Name Known for
Jill Bennett
Mrs Lyle Mrs Lyle   See fewer
Timothy Spall
Eric Lyle Eric Lyle   See fewer
Eric Vu-An
Belqassim Belqassim   See fewer
Amina Annabi
Mahrnia Mahrnia   See fewer
Philippe Morier-Genoud
Captain Broussard Captain Broussard   See fewer
Sotigui Kouyaté
Abdelkader (as Sotigui Kouyate) Abdelkader (as Sotigui Kouyate)   See fewer
Tom Novembre
French Immigration Officer French Immigration Officer   See fewer
Mohamed Ben Smaïl
Smail (as Ben Smail) Smail (as Ben Smail)   See fewer
Kamel Cherif
Ticket Seller Ticket Seller   See fewer
Mohammed Afifi
Mohamed (as Afifi Mohamed) Mohamed (as Afifi Mohamed)   See fewer
Brahim Oubana
Young Arab Young Arab   See fewer
Carolyn De Fonseca
Miss Ferry (as Carolyn de Fonseca) Miss Ferry (as Carolyn de Fonseca)   See fewer
Rabea Tami
Blind Dancer Blind Dancer   See fewer
Nicoletta Braschi
French Woman French Woman   See fewer
Samiri Menouer
Bus Driver (as Menouer Samiri) Bus Driver (as Menouer Samiri)   See fewer
Keltoum Alaoui
Woman in Hotel du Ksar Woman in Hotel du Ksar   See fewer
Mohamed Ixa
Caravan Leader Caravan Leader   See fewer
Ahmed Azoum
Young Tuareg Young Tuareg   See fewer
Alghabid Kanakan
Young Tuareg Young Tuareg   See fewer
Gambo Alkabous
Young Tuareg Young Tuareg   See fewer
Sidi Kasko
Young Tuareg Young Tuareg   See fewer
Azahra Attayoub
Belqassim's Wife Belqassim's Wife   See fewer
Maghnia Mohamed
Belqassim's Wife Belqassim's Wife   See fewer
Oumou Alghabid
Belqassim's Wife Belqassim's Wife   See fewer
Sidi Alkhadar
Little Sidi Little Sidi   See fewer
Paul Bowles
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
Mouss Zouheyri
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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