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Salmonberries (1991)

A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Percy Adlon, Felix O. Adlon (screenplay co-written and translated from the German by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley ... Butch (as Oscar Kawagley)
Rosel Zech ... Roswitha
k.d. lang ... Kotzebue
Eugene Omiak Eugene Omiak ... Ovy
Wayne Waterman Wayne Waterman ... Ronnie
Jane Lind ... Noayak
Chuck Connors ... Bingo Chuck
Alvira H. Downey Alvira H. Downey ... Izzy
Wolfgang Steinberg Wolfgang Steinberg ... Albert
Christel Merian Christel Merian ... Albert's Wife
George Barril George Barril ... Bingo Attendant
Gary Albers Gary Albers ... Tight Rope Walker
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Storyline

A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it, which is the name of the town and also the name of the family that founded the town. She eventually befriends the librarian, an East German immigrant who lost her husband while escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. They help each other try to find closure to the events in their past. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Du bist für mich das Wichtigste auf der Welt.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Temperatures would often dip as low as -42 degrees. The cameras would have to be draped in furs and heated with blow dryers to stop them from freezing. See more »

Goofs

When the pickup arrives, it stops with its right front tire on a coil of wire when seen from above. Then when seen from the front the wire is under the truck and the wire returns to under the tire. See more »

Quotes

Roswitha: [to Kotzebue who has just swiped a book off to the table onto the floor] I hate your kind of jokes, boy. It shows no respect for books. This time you won't get far. This time the sheriff will come. And then the handcuffs will say click. And the books will be safe again from you and your kind, young man.
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Crazy Credits

Shortly before the end of the credits there is the following paragraph: 'No animals were killed exclusively for the production of this film. Furs were worn simply to depict the lifestyle of the native Inupiat culture.' See more »


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Barefoot
Sung by k.d. lang
Music by Bob Telson
Words by k.d. lang and Bob Telson
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Incredible!
27 January 1999 | by EtoileSee all my reviews

I'll watch anything with k.d. lang in it, but this movie is remarkable for much more than its star. Every part of the movie is exquisite -- the cinematography is incredible, the acting is intense, the music is powerful, and so on. Each character is beautifully developed as far as necessary for the story. I can't even find further words for this movie. I have seen a lot of movies, and to date there are only two I really believe in. This is one of them.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Percy Adlon's Salmonberries See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$37,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,484
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pelemele Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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