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Meeting Venus Details

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Meeting Venus is based on a play cowritten by the film's director, Istvan Szabo. Glenn Close plays a celebrated Swedish opera star Karin Anderson who is slated to appear in an internationally-telecast production of Tannhauser. Ms. Anderson balks at the notion of working with obscure Hungarian conductor Zoltan Szanto. The much-anticipated production may never get off the ground, thanks to labor-management difficulties, intramural jealousies, and clashing egos. Admidst all this chaos, the mismatched Anderson and Szanto fall in love. Filmed in Budapest, Meeting Venus was far from a box-office hit thanks in great part to an inadequate advertising campaign; hopefully it will gain the wide audience it deserves on videocassette. (PS: Glenn Close's singing is dubbed by real-life opera luminary Kiri Te Kanawa. We tell you this because the lyp-synching is done so well that you might actually believe that Close is performing those arias herself). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 17, 1991

Cast

Glenn Close
as Karin Anderson
Niels Arestrup
as Zoltan Szanto
Erland Josephson
as Jorge Picabia
Macha Meril
as Miss Malikoff
Johanna ter Steege
as Monique Angelo
Maite Nahyr
as Maria Krawiecki
Victor Poletti
as Stefano Del Sorto
Dieter Laser
as Von Binder
Maria de Medeiros
as Yvonne
Ildikó Bánsági
as Jana
Dorottya Udvaros
as Edith
Moscu Alkalay
as Jean Gabor
Sandor Altemann
as Vogelwind
Manfred Andrae
as Eurowood President
Maria Becker
as Szanto's Mother
Iren Bordan
as Eurowood TV Crew Sound Organizer
André Chaumeau
as Etienne Tailleur
Etienne Chicot
as Toushkau
Jozsef Csor
as 4th French Singer
François Delaive
as Thomas
Monteith Douglas
as Computer Operator
Zsuzsa Fazekas
as Szanto's Daughter-Agnes
Gyorgy Fenyves
as 4th Journalist
Jozsef Fonyo
as Police Officer-Budapest
Ferenc Gerdesits
as 3rd French Singer
Jean Guerbay
as French Immigration Officer
Buda Gulyas
as Eurowood TV Crew Cameraman
Balazs Hantos
as 2nd French Singer
Ferenc Harangozo
as 5th Journalist
Eszter Karasz
as Malgrozeta
Sandor Kecskes
as 1st French Singer
Lili Kepes
as 3rd Journalist
Istvan Komlos
as 1st Orchestra Member
Zsuzsa Manyai
as Fat Lady from the Chorus
Andras Marton
as New 1st Violinist
Jeno Pataky
as 2nd Violinist
Roberto Pollak
as Isaac Partnoi
Fruzsina Pregitzer
as Marie France
Pierre Remund
as French Police Officer
Pal Schiffer
as 6th Journalist
Sandor Simo
as 7th Journalist
Brigitte Sy
as French Customs Officer-Woman
Istvan Szilagyi
as Stageworker
Gyorgyi Tarjan
as 2nd Orchestra Member
Kiri Te Kanawa
as Karin Anderson (singing)
Karoly Ujlaky
as 1st Hotel Receptionist-Budapest
Andras Vamosi
as Eurowood TV Crew Sound Engineer
Ivan Verebely
as 2nd Hotel Receptionist-Budapest
Michael Kroecher
as Cashier
Marian Labuda
as Von Schneider
Jay O. Sanders
as Stephen Taylor
Rita Scholl
as Delfin Van Delf
Balazs Hantos
as 2nd French Singer
Pal Schiffer
as 6th Journalist
Pierre Remund
as French Police Officer
Marian Labuda
as Von Schneider
Michael Kroecher
as Cashier
Monteith Douglas
as Computer Operator
Moscu Alkalay
as Jean Gabor
Jay O. Sanders
as Stephen Taylor
Zsuzsa Manyai
as Fat Lady from the Chorus
Zsuzsa Fazekas
as Szanto's Daughter-Agnes
Sandor Simo
as 7th Journalist
Sandor Kecskes
as 1st French Singer
Roberto Pollak
as Isaac Partnoi
Sandor Altemann
as Vogelwind
Ivan Verebely
as 2nd Hotel Receptionist-Budapest
Istvan Szilagyi
as Stageworker
Istvan Komlos
as 1st Orchestra Member
Iren Bordan
as Eurowood TV Crew Sound Organizer
Andras Vamosi
as Eurowood TV Crew Sound Engineer
Andras Marton
as New 1st Violinist
Jeno Pataky
as 2nd Violinist
Jean Guerbay
as French Immigration Officer
Karoly Ujlaky
as 1st Hotel Receptionist-Budapest
Kiri Te Kanawa
as Karin Anderson (singing)
Jozsef Fonyo
as Police Officer-Budapest
Jozsef Csor
as 4th French Singer
Lili Kepes
as 3rd Journalist
Maria Becker
as Szanto's Mother
Manfred Andrae
as Eurowood President
Gyorgyi Tarjan
as 2nd Orchestra Member
Gyorgy Fenyves
as 4th Journalist
Fruzsina Pregitzer
as Marie France
Ferenc Harangozo
as 5th Journalist
Brigitte Sy
as French Customs Officer-Woman
Buda Gulyas
as Eurowood TV Crew Cameraman
François Delaive
as Thomas
André Chaumeau
as Etienne Tailleur
Eszter Karasz
as Malgrozeta
Ferenc Gerdesits
as 3rd French Singer
Etienne Chicot
as Toushkau

Crew

István Szabó
Director
David Puttnam
Producer
Gabrialla Prekop
Producer
Michael Hirst
Screenwriter
István Szabó
Screenwriter
Lajos Koltai
Cinematographer
Jim Clark
Editor
Lorand Javor
Art Director
Uberto Pasolini
Associate Producer
Catherine Leterrier
Costume Designer
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