6.7/10
2,786
23 user 19 critic

Voyager (1991)

Homo Faber (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 31 January 1992 (USA)
Trailer
1:25 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel ... See full summary »

Writers:

Max Frisch (novel), James Ragan (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Homo faber (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Raffaele Totaro
Stars: Raffaele Totaro, Henry Bartolini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man narrates his liaisons with three women. We only see what he sees: he remains off-screen and there are no dialogues, just his post-synchronised voice.

Director: Richard Dindo
Stars: Arnaud Bedouët, Marthe Keller, Daphné Baiwir
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet
Entre Nous (1983)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand
The Ogre (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: John Malkovich, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gottfried John
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The retired Chief superintendent Jakob Franck who often had to inform relatives as a "death messenger", now hopes to lead a life beyond the dead.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Thomas Thieme, Devid Striesow, Ursina Lardi
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the winter of 1943 two young Jews, Alek and Fryda, escape, via sewer tunnels, from the atrocities underway in Warsaw ghetto. Alek, entrusted with undeveloped photos of the horrors within... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Kijowski
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Hanna Schygulla, Julie Delpy
Strike (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A nearly illiterate woman becomes one of the founders of Poland's Solidarity union.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Katharina Thalbach, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Chyra
War and Peace (1982)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

At the peak of the Cold War, the short-range missile crisis, neutron bombs could have potentially annihilated Central Europe.

Directors: Stefan Aust, Axel Engstfeld, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Günther Kaufmann, Manfred Zapatka
Ulzhan (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Philippe Torreton, Ayanat Ksenbai, David Bennent
Sunny Side Up (1994)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Speer is training in Hollywood to be an actress. She falls in love with the window cleaner of her hotel.

Director: Bettina Speer
Stars: Bettina Speer, Andreas Michera, Richard Angarola
Die Neue Zeit (TV Series 2019)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The year is 1919, the Great War is over and she becomes part of a group of young artists and revolutionaries, who evolve from Lost- to Golden Generation. The series introduces us to the ... See full summary »

Stars: August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe, Trine Dyrholm
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Shepard ... Walter Faber
Julie Delpy ... Sabeth
Barbara Sukowa ... Hannah
Dieter Kirchlechner ... Herbert Hencke
Traci Lind ... Charlene
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Ivy
August Zirner ... Joachim Hencke
Thomas Heinze ... Kurt
Bill Dunn ... Lewin
Peter Berling ... Baptist
Lorna Farrar Lorna Farrar ... Arlette
Kathleen Matiezen Kathleen Matiezen ... Lady Stenographer
Lou Cutell ... New York Doorman
Charley Hayward Charley Hayward ... Joe
Wynn Irwin ... Dick
Edit

Storyline

Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber doesn't know what fate has in mind for him for past doings. Written by <Uffe@enterpol.dk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Even the darkest secret couldn't keep them apart.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Germany | Greece | UK

Language:

German | English | Spanish | French | Greek

Release Date:

31 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voyager See more »

Filming Locations:

Blythe, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,807, 2 February 1992

Gross USA:

$516,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,517
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Careless Love Blues
written by Handy, Williams, Koenig
performed by Ute Lemper (voice) and John Harle (saxophone)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Homo Faber Lite
18 July 2010 | by stingray_b5See all my reviews

The Voyager is in fact a drama that happens to use the novel Homo Faber by Max Frisch as its backdrop. The director picked the main three characters and boiled down the plot to its essence which takes the viewer on a globe spanning journey of coincidences and places its main protagonist Walter Faber who is an engineer who doesn't believe in fate squarely in front of his past and down a spiral to the destruction of the life of his own daughter. Certain aspects of the movie come across as far fetched because the viewer cannot benefit from the additional information available to the reader of the book. On the other hand the movie brings across the immediacy of the tragic events much closer to home and resonate with a receptive audience. The novel and this movie try to show that life cannot be reduced to a simple formula and that the mind is not equipped to deal with the matters of the heart. In that the Voyager succeeds in translating the core of the plot. Students of the novel will of course be disappointed because the director had to cut out many scenes and aspects of the book. With that in mind we are still left with a movie that should get some emotions flowing.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed