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A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Cesar Valentin
Colin Firth ... Brian Smith
Marie Trintignant ... Bianca
Andréa Ferréol ... Theresa
Robert Stephens ... Merrick
Ellen Umlauf Ellen Umlauf ... Aristida
Maria Becker ... Dr. Frisch
Walter Gotell ... Receptionist
Gottfried John ... Zlatogorski
Michiel Romeyn Michiel Romeyn ... Baldesari
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ... Delgado
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Head Waiter
Mark Tandy ... Composer
Dagmar Schwarz Dagmar Schwarz ... Beate
Phil Warnett Phil Warnett
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Storyline

A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an accident. Next, they both find themselves in after-life, where souls of all famous people are gathered. Written by Anonymous

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If you think life is strange, wait till you see what comes next.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A hírnév szárnyán See more »

Company Credits

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First Floor Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Cesar Valentin: Last year in the theatre we were doing "Othello". The moment I walked on stage the audience began to applaud and cheer. And I hadn't even opened my mouth. Clearly the audience couldn't possibly be applauding my performance as Othello as I couldn't begin playing him because of all the noise. So they're applauding me as a famous person. Valentin was getting all the applause while this poor chap Othello was standing there, hoping they would shut up.
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Soundtracks

L'amour partira demain
Written by Jean-François Fréret, Serge Pérathoner & Jannick Top
Performed by Marie Trintignant
Courtesy of Ariola Records
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absolutely bizarre, absolutely fascinating!
22 April 2000 | by beautyfullooserSee all my reviews

This great film wasn't released in Germany at all due to a disastrous box office in the Netherlands, which is a pity, for this film is funnier and more intelligent than most of the crap flooding the theatres. A true masterpiece yet to be discovered!!!!


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