The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Cast: John Malkovich, Debra Winger, Campbell Scott


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2016
UPC: 0888574444433
Original Release: 1990
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 26,999

Special Features

Making-of documentary; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Bernardo Bertolucci Director,Screenwriter
James Acheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Renato Agostini Special Effects
William Aldrich Executive Producer
Gabriella Cristiani Editor
Paul Engelen Makeup
Richard Horowitz Score Composer
Nicola Pecorini Camera Operator
Mark Peploe Screenwriter
Ryuichi Sakamoto Score Composer
Andrew Sanders Art Director
Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Designer
Gianni Silvestri Production Designer
Vittorio Storaro Cinematographer
Jeremy Thomas Producer
Lucio Trentini Production Designer
Ray Williams Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Sheltering Sky
1. Cityscape Credits.
2. Not Tourists.
3. Port's Dream; The Lyles.
4. Separate Rooms.
5. Port's Walk.
6. Mahrnia.
7. Morning Dalliance.
8. Dinner; All Port's Doing.
9. Journeys By Train And Car.
10. On The Veranda.
11. Awakened.
12. Bicycling.
13. Under A Sheltering Sky.
14. Pests En Route.
15. Rid Of Tunner.
16. Missing Passport.
17. Unmarked Cemetery.
18. Port's Fever Dream.
19. Bound For El Gaa.
20. Search For A Doctor.
21. Legion Outpost.
22. Nursing Port.
23. Final Destination.
24. Belquassim.
25. On The Caravan.
26. Burying The Past.
27. Belquassim's Household.
28. Kit And Belquassim.
29. Unveiled.
30. Retrieved.
31. Back At The Grand.
32. "Are You Lost?" (Je Chante).
33. End Credits.

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The Sheltering Sky 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This release ''excludes'' a number of important sceens. Specifically after Port has died and Kit takes refuge with the passing caravan. Disappointing to say the least! If your search is for the ''uncut'' version ...this is NOT it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was so bad that I read the book to see if I had missed or misunderstood something. Both truly appa led me. Scenes seem designed to offend and all of it seems pointless. THe characters are unattractive in appearance and repulsive in conduct. I kept expecting Dan Ackroydd to appear and ask, &quot Hideoulsy bad, was it not?&quot , as if from an old episode of &quot Bad THeatre&quot from &quot Saturday Night Live&quot .
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Malkovich in my favorite actor and is at his egotistical best in this one. The sights and sounds make you loose yourself in this exotic land. Everytime I watch this movie it reveals more for the senses to soak up!