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Liebestraum (1991)

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The successful writer and professor of architecture Nick Kaminsky returns from New York to Elderstown to visit his biological mother Lillian Anderson Munnsen that is terminal. Nick does not... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Kaminsky
... Jane Kessler
... Paul Kessler
... Lillian Anderson Munnsen
... Sheriff Pete Ricker
... Barnard Ralston IV
... Dr. Parker
Anne Lange ... Nurse #1
... Mike
... Orderly #1
... Mary Parker
... Old Mother Ralston
... Night Porter
... Day Clerk
Hugh Hurd ... Orderly #2
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The successful writer and professor of architecture Nick Kaminsky returns from New York to Elderstown to visit his biological mother Lillian Anderson Munnsen that is terminal. Nick does not know Lilian since he was adopted when he was a child but he pays the bill for her to stay in a private room in the hospital. While walking on the street, Nick stumbles upon his former college friend Paul Kessler, who is demolishing with his team an old department store building where a murder and a suicide happened many years ago. While talking to Paul, there is an accident and Nick saves his life. Paul invites Nick to go to the birthday party of his wife Jane Kessler. Nick feels attracted by the building that is built in cast iron and asks Paul to visit it. Meanwhile Jane, who is a photographer, decides to take photos of the same building. They get close to each other and Nick learns that Jane was also adopted. Along the following days, Jane and Nick have a love affair and Nick discloses hidden ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A story of lust, murder and dreams.

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Rated R for strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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November 1991 (USA)  »

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Atração Proibida  »

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$133,645
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As of 2016 this is Kim Novak's last movie. See more »

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Sheriff Pete Ricker: I love a good piss! Boy, you can't beat that.
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Liebestraum
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Benno Moiseiwitsch
Courtesy of Appian Publications & Recordings
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Excellent movie; great music
13 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a very good movie, as discussed by Janet Maslin in her NY Times review of same. It is very moody and "atmospheric" with a lot of silence between the lines, and I like that kind of film. The best part for me came at the very end when the Franz Liszt piano solo Liebestraum begins playing, and then during the credits you see the full performance (about 4 to 5 minutes long) by the pianist. I don't recall her name, but she appears to be very young, has long red hair, and plays like an absolute master. Thus I became a huge fan of Liebestrum, and its composer. Something similar happens during the credits of the movie The Pianist, where the performance of the piano music is actually a highlight of the film.


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