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The Sheltering Sky Details

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From director Bernardo Bertolucci, The Sheltering Sky is a filmed adaptation of the novel of the same name by Paul Bowles. Debra Winger and John Malkovich star as Kit and Port Moresby, a married American couple who globetrot to North Africa in the late '40s with the hopes of re-sparking their love and adding some zest to their lackluster lives. Along for the ride is the pair's friend George Tunner (Campbell Scott), who soon begins having an affair with Kit. As they struggle through the numbing heat of Africa amidst the sudden love triangle, each of the trio sees his and her beliefs and lives challenged. The Sheltering Sky earned a Best Director nomination for Bertolucci at the 1991 Golden Globe Awards. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:December 12, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bernardo Bertolucci Best Director 1990 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Ryuichi Sakamoto Best Music Score 1989 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ryuichi Sakamoto Best Original Score 1990 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Vittorio Storaro Best Cinematography 1990 Winner

Cast

John Malkovich
as Port Moresby
Debra Winger
as Kit Morseby
Campbell Scott
as Tunner
Jill Bennett
as Mrs. Lyle
Timothy Spall
as Eric Lyle
Eric Vu-An
as Belqassim
Juliet Taylor
Amina Annabi
as Mahrnia
Philippe Morier-Genoud
as Captain Broussard
Sotigui Kouyaté
as Abdelkader
Tom Novembre
as French Immigration Officer
Kamel Cherif
as Ticket Seller
Veronica Lazar
as Nun
Nicoletta Braschi
as French Woman
Tom Novembre
as French Immigration Officer
Veronica Lazar
as Nun
Philippe Morier-Genoud
as Captain Broussard
Amina Annabi
as Mahrnia
Kamel Cherif
as Ticket Seller
Sotigui Kouyaté
as Abdelkader

Crew

Bernardo Bertolucci
Director
Jeremy Thomas
Producer
Bernardo Bertolucci
Screenwriter
Mark Peploe
Screenwriter
Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Composer (Music Score)
Gabriella Cristiani
Editor
Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Production Designer
Lucio Trentini
Production Designer
Gianni Silvestri
Production Designer
Andrew Sanders
Art Director
William Aldrich
Executive Producer
James Acheson
Costume Designer
Renato Agostini
Special Effects
Nicola Pecorini
Camera Operator
Paul Engelen
Makeup
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