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FULL SYNOPSIS

Liebestraum is a moody, stylish suspense thriller written and directed by British director Mike Figgis. Nick (Kevin Anderson) is an architectural writer who goes home to be with his dying mother, Mrs. Anderssen (Kim Novak) from whom he was separated as a baby. There he meets an old friend and has an affair with the friend's wife, who was herself adopted after her mother went insane. Through a series of coincidences and a good deal of investigation Nick learns some terrible truths concerning everyone. The film, while beautiful to look at, and with a wonderful score composed by Figgis, is more interested in style and emotion rather than cogent explanations for the actions of the characters, however, taken for what it is, a mood piece, Liebestraum succeeds beautifully. Figgis has beautiful technique and is greatly aided by Juan Ruiz-Anchia's stark and evocative images. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

  • Release date:September 13, 1991

Cast

Kevin Anderson
as Nick Kaminsky
Pam Gidley
as Jane Kessler
Bill Pullman
as Paul Kessler
Kim Novak
as Mrs. Anderssen
Thomas Kopache
as Dr. Parker
Catherine Hicks
as Mary Parker
Graham Beckel
as Sheriff Ricker
Zach Grenier
as Barnett Ralston IV
Lydia Radziul
as Waitress
Tracy Thorne
as Nurse #4
Shani Ginsberg
Joe Aufiery
as Buddy
Lorie Blanding
as Barmaid
Alberto Sanchez
as Waiter at Party
Hugh Hurd
as 2nd Orderly
Karen Sillas
as Nurse #3
Anne Lange
as Nurse #1
Max Perlich
as 1st Orderly
Joe Taylor
as Ex-Boxer
Taina Elg
as Old Mother Ralston
Harper Harris
as Nurse #2
Waldemar Kalinowski
as Butler
Sarah Fearon
as Young Mrs. Munnsen
Joe McKenna
as Day Clerk
Carrie Frazier
Alicia Witt
as Girl in Dream
Jack Wallace
as Mike
Tom McDermott
as Night Porter
Roger Howarth
as Bot in Rain
Bill Raymond
as Matt
Ele Keats
as Actress on Soap Opera
Deborah Brown
Bernie Sheredy
as Barnett Ralston III

Crew

Mike Figgis
Director
Eric Fellner
Producer
Mike Figgis
Screenwriter
Juan Ruiz-Anchia
Cinematographer
Mike Figgis
Composer (Music Score)
Martin Hunter
Editor
Waldemar Kalinowski
Production Designer
Florence Fellman
Art Director
Michael Flynn
Co-producer
Florence Fellman
Set Designer
Sharon Simonaire
Costume Designer
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