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The Sheltering Sky (1990)

R
138 min | Adventure, Drama

The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.
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Writers
Paul Bowles (book) | Mark Peploe (screenplay) | Bernardo Bertolucci (screenplay)
Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)
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Budget
$ 25,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 82,753
Gross (USA)
$ 2,075,084
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Release date
Dec 12, 1990 (United States)

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31 cast members
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Debra Winger
Kit Moresby Kit Moresby   See fewer
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John Malkovich
Port Moresby Port Moresby   See fewer
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Campbell Scott
George Tunner George Tunner   See fewer
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Jill Bennett
Mrs. Lyle Mrs. Lyle   See fewer
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Timothy Spall
Eric Lyle Eric Lyle   See fewer
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Eric Vu-An
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Amina Annabi
Mahrnia Mahrnia   See fewer
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Philippe Morier-Genoud
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Sotigui Kouyaté
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Tom Novembre
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Ben Smaïl
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Kamel Cherif
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Mohammed Afifi
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Brahim Oubana
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Carolyn De Fonseca
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Rabea Tami
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Nicoletta Braschi
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Samiri Menouer
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Keltoum Alaoui
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Mohamed Ixa
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Ahmed Azoum
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Alghabid Kanakan
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Gambo Alkabous
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Sidi Kasko
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Azahra Attayoub
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Maghnia Mohamed
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Oumou Alghabid
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Sidi Alkhadar
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Ratings Breakdown

6.8 / 10 | 9,859 votes