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Voyager (1991)

Homo Faber (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 31 January 1992 (USA)
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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 »


Max Frisch (novel), James Ragan (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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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


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>

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Even the darkest secret couldn't keep them apart.


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Release Date:

31 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Blythe, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,807, 2 February 1992

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1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »


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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.

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