The Sheltering Sky (1990)

8.33 / Rated by 3 people

138 min.
Plot  Three Americans from New York arrive in Tangier in 1947. Port Moresby (John Malkovich) and his wife Kit (Debra Winger) are accompanied by their friend George Tunner (Campbell Scott) on a trip that will take them deep into the Sahara Desert. Tunner observes, "We're probably the first tourists they've had since the war" to which Kit replies, "We're not tourists. We're travelers." While Tunner plans to return home in a few weeks, Port and Kit plan on staying for a year or two.

While awaiting transport to a hotel, the group meets the Lyles – Mrs. Lyle (Jill Bennett), a travel writer and her son Eric (Timothy Spall). After arriving at the hotel, Port invites Kit to accompany him for a walk of the city. After she refuses and rebuffs his romantic advances, Port angrily leaves. During his walk he meets a prostitute (Amina Annabi). The two have sex and the prostitute attempts to steal his wallet. Port quickly leaves and is chased by a mob.

The next morning Tunner arri...



Debra Winger
Kit Moresby
John Malkovich
Port Moresby
Campbell Scott
George Tunner
Jill Bennett
Mrs. Lyle
Timothy Spall
Eric Lyle
Amina Annabi
Philippe Morier-Genoud
Captain Broussard
Nicoletta Braschi
A French woman


All Titles

The Sheltering Sky
English Original Title

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Bultan rated The Sheltering Sky (1990) with 8.0 stars / 29.12.2014

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