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Wings of Fame (1990)

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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Otakar Votocek
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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

Production Co:

First Floor Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Cesar Valentin: You don't know why you killed me? I don't think I like having been killed for no reason, and so you will think of one. *Now*
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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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An unknown gem
8 September 2017 | by Bakshi074See all my reviews

This is one of those unknown movie gems. If you're a movie fan, you should definitely try and find a copy of this beautiful picture.

A dreamlike experience, with questions on mortality, fame, recognition, identity and a bit on the meaning of life and the afterlife... With beautiful cinematography and great acting.

Finding this movie; there lies a bit of a challenge because it's difficult to find, if not impossible. It's on YouTube. But the quality is not fantastic.


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