Voyager

 

Released by Castle Hill Productions Inc., 1991

Starring Sam Shepard, Julie Deply, Barbara Sukowa

Screenplay by Rudy Wurlitzer, based on the novel by Max Frisch

Directed by Volker Schloendorff

Produced by Eberhard Junkersdorf

When Walter Faber meets the enchanting Sabeth aboard a ship and they have a passionate love affair, they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber can't escape his past. Voyager is a mesmerizing screen interpretation of a Max Frisch novel directed by Volker Schlondorff. Sam Shepard, in his best performance in years, plays a world-weary engineer who travels the globe in order to avoid any entangling relationships. Yet on one of his trips, he learns by chance of the fate of the first woman (Barbara Sukowa) he loved and deserted. Then on an ocean voyage, he meets Sabeth (Julie Delpy), an alluring young woman who desperately tries to thaw this ice man who refuses to acknowledge the value of feelings, dreams and emotions. Voyager impresses with its top-drawer performances, its globe-trotting sophistication, and its literary treatment of fate.

1992 — Guild Film Award (Silver: Best German Film)

117 min., Color
Anchor Bay Entertainment VHS Edition — 1992

Foreign Versions — “Homo Faber” — (General release title); "Voyager" — (Spain/USA); "Matkaaja" — (Finalnd); "Passioni violente" — (Italy); "The Voyager" — (France); "Trágico Destino" — (Portugal); "El Viajero" — (Spain)

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