MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 89,880 this week

The Story Teller (1989)
"Der Geschichtenerzähler" (original title)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 26 users  
Reviews: write review

The marriage of young, ambitious writer Nico Thomkins with Helen, coming from a rich family, is nothing more than a hardly concealed love-hate relationship. Because of Nico's aggressiveness... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 96 titles
created 06 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1353 titles
created 18 Oct 2011
 
a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1723 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Story Teller" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Story Teller (1989)

The Story Teller (1989) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Story Teller.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ripley's Game (2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tom Ripley persuades a man to commit a murder for a large sum of money. The situation goes out of control, and that man must escape trouble.

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Lena Headey
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

David is an accountant. He leaves town every Friday, pretending he is going to take care of his parents at their old people's home. But actually his parents are dead, and he spends the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Claude Piéplu
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer
Storybook International (1983–1984)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A collection of folk tales and fairy stories from all over the world, based on an anthology of stories for children.

Purple Noon (1960)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Patricia Highsmith's haunting story of a day in a young girl's life when a kind stranger comes to town.

Director: Jonathan Dee
Stars: Jacqueline Baum, Kristen Connolly, Billy Magnussen
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Barry Pepper, Jacinda Barrett, Ian Hart
Director: Andrew Getty
Stars: Fred Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brianna Brown
Petits contes misògins (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Pere Sagristà
Stars: Mamen Duch, Míriam Iscla, Carme Pla
Thriller

In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.

Director: Andy Goddard
Stars: Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, Eddie Marsan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Udo Schenk ...
Nico Thomkins
Anke Sevenich ...
Helen Thomskins
...
Clara Lilienthal
Peter Sattmann ...
Eduard Hanstock
Rüdiger Wandel ...
Alex Hanson
...
Ivy
Hans-Michael Rehberg ...
Herr Jensen
Christina Horn ...
Frau Jensen
Gunnar Möller ...
Kommissar
Christiane Reiff ...
Monica Hanson
Vivien Kieper ...
Meike Hanson
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ...
Dr. Tamiroff
Heleen Claasen ...
Leila
Lin Tyson ...
Sunja
Jürgen Kunz ...
Postbote Sylt
Edit

Storyline

The marriage of young, ambitious writer Nico Thomkins with Helen, coming from a rich family, is nothing more than a hardly concealed love-hate relationship. Because of Nico's aggressiveness Helen flees to the island Sylt and gets into a liaison with a lawyer, boyfriend of her new neighbor Clara. Left alone Nico starts to write again but then fantasy and reality get mixed continuously. Suddenly Nico realizes that since Helen's flight he and the house are watched by Clara. The papers start speculating about Helen's disappearance, finally about her supposed death. Meanwhile Nico, because of his aimless, hostile attitude, gets more and more under suspicion of having murdered his wife, but when he tries to discover Helen's hideaway on his own something horrible happens. Written by Andy-C

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 1989 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

O contador de histórias  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Story Teller (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?