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The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)

Die Reise nach Kafiristan (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 7 November 2002 (Netherlands)
In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Jeanette Hain ... Annemarie Schwarzenbach
Nina Petri ... Ella Maillart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monika Arnó Monika Arnó ... Dame auf dem Schiff
Vassilios Avgouteas Vassilios Avgouteas ... Barkeeper
Jochen Baumert Jochen Baumert ... Deutscher 1
Senta Bonneval Senta Bonneval ... Dame 2
Christine Buck Christine Buck ... Dame 3
Matthew Burton ... Joseph Hackin
André Dahms André Dahms ... Barkeeper
Christoph Frass ... Diener
Len Haddad Len Haddad ... Frau an der Reeling
Carlheinz Heitmann Carlheinz Heitmann ... Deutscher Botschafter
Rania Kurdi Rania Kurdi ... Ria Hackin
Thomas Morris ... Deutscher 2
Madeen Mustafa Madeen Mustafa ... Zahlmeister
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In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was among Erika and Klaus Mann's circle of friends in the 30s, is searching for a place of refuge in the Near East to discover her own self. Ella Maillart justifies her restlessness, her need for movement and travel, with a scientific pretext: she would like to explore the mysterious Kafiristan Valley and make a name for herself with publications on the archaic life of the nomads living there. Both women are on the run, but political developments and their own biographies catch up with them again and again. Their mutual journey through the outside world, which runs from Geneva via the Balkans and Turkey to Persia, is compounded by the inner world of emotions with a tender love story. Written by Anonymous

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Official site [Germany]

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 November 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El viaje a Kafiristan See more »

Filming Locations:

Bukhara, Uzbekistan See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Why did't they just make a photoshoot?
25 November 2003 | by arengelinkSee all my reviews

We went to the movie with a group because the play we were going to was cancelled. It is without doubt one of the worst movies ever. It is not that i don't like cult-movies I do. But nothing happens in the film. One does not feel any connection with the characters whatsoever. endless times without dialog. And the car. How do thay carry a huge tent and beds chairs and clothing for every day in that car? It is a two seater! I have to say however the scenery is beautiful, but not in a movie, the director should have made a photoshoot of the movie, so that we could skip about 80 minutes of useless time in with nothing happens anyway.

I would not recommend it, as it is a waste of your time


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