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Clouds of Sils Maria ()


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A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

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Cast

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Maria Enders
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Valentine
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Jo-Ann Ellis
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Klaus Diesterweg
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Christopher Giles
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Rosa Melchior
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Henryk Wald
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Actress in Sci-fi Movie
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Piers Roaldson
Aljoscha Stadelmann ...
Urs Kobler
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Maria's London Assistant
Stuart Manashil ...
Maria's Agent
Peter Farkas ...
Journalist in Zürich
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Journalist in London
Ricardia Bramley ...
Talk Show Host
Luise Berndt ...
Nelly, Urs' assistant
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Mayor of Zürich
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Berndt
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Chanel PR
Arnold Gramara ...
Waldhaus Hotel Concierge
Sean McDonagh ...
London Theater Assistant
Valery Bukreev ...
Wilhelm Melchior (photo)
Katrin Schmidt ...
Dorothea von Duisburg (photo)
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Journalist #2 (uncredited)
Jakob Köhn ...
Jo-Ann's Manager (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
Rosa Schrehardt ...
Kellnerin (uncredited)

Directed by

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Olivier Assayas

Written by

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Olivier Assayas ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sylvie Barthet ... co-producer
Karl Baumgartner ... co-producer
Charles Gillibert ... producer
Martin Hampel ... line producer: Germany
Thanassis Karathanos ... co-producer
Jean-Louis Porchet ... co-producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer
Gérard Ruey ... co-producer
Antoun Sehnaoui ... associate producer
Maja Wieser Benedetti ... line producer: Italy

Cinematography by

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Yorick Le Saux

Film Editing by

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Marion Monnier

Editorial Department

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Sanabel Cherqaoui ... assistant editor
Lila Desiles ... assistant editor
François Dupuy ... technical manager: digimage
Emmanuel Fortin ... colorist: dailies
Charles Fréville ... colorist
Hussam Korkut ... colorist assistant / conform editor
Mathieu Liron ... digital lab operator
Elsa Perrin ... digital lab operator / scanner
Audrey Samson ... digital lab operator
Julien Souchet ... dailies coordinator
Antoine Yar ... digital lab operator / scanner

Casting By

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Antoinette Boulat
Anja Dihrberg

Production Design by

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François-Renaud Labarthe

Art Direction by

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Gabriella Ausonio

Set Decoration by

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Gabriele Wolff

Costume Design by

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Jürgen Doering ... (as Jurgen Doering)

Makeup Department

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Morgane Bernhard ... key hair stylist
Gabriele Kent-Horspool ... hair: Germany / makeup: Germany
Frédérique Ney ... key makeup artist
Céline Planchenault ... makeup artist
Annett Schulze ... hair: Germany / makeup: Germany
Najat Zinbi ... additional makeup

Production Management

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Gian-Andrea Albin ... unit manager: Switzerland / unit production manager: Switzerland
Nathalie Dennes ... production manager
Ingo Schlösser ... unit manager
Sabina Urbanska ... assistant production manager (as Sabrina Urbanska)
Maja Wieser Benedetti ... production manager (as Maja Weiser Benedetti)
Marc Wächter ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tobias Asam ... second assistant director
Dominique Delany ... first assistant director
Karl Heinz-Kloppisch ... fourth assistant director
Julia Kaussow ... fourth assistant director
James Lane ... assistant director: Germany
Antonia Pollak ... assistant director: Germany
Simon Trempnau ... fourth assistant director

Art Department

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Toma Baqueni ... property master
Thomas Bertram ... set dresser
Johannes Bültermann ... art department intern
Sebastian Helbig ... scenic painter
Erik Hennig ... set builder
Julienne Karzig ... art department intern
Eva-Maria Müller ... scenic painter
Steffen Petschauer ... set builder
Matthias Röder ... construction coordinator
Barbara Sandberg ... graphic artist
Daniel Sandberg ... prop master/buyer
Giovanni A. Scribano ... set dresser
Konstanze Siegemund ... set dresser
Kai Spittler ... set builder
Sabine Steinhof ... graphic artist
Marc Wadewitz ... property driver
Eva Weymann ... scenic painter

Sound Department

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Jérôme Chenevoy ... boom operator
Nicolas Fioraso ... foley artist
Jan Kietzmann ... boom operator
Ron Klober ... boom operator
Wolfgang Liebig ... audio description director
Fred Mays ... post-synchronisation / synchronization (as Frédéric Mays)
Ambrose Siyanga Mbuya ... sound recordist
Simon Morard ... second boom operator
Nicolas Moreau ... sound editor
Edouard Morin ... foley mixer
Raphaël Mouterde ... assistant sound editor
Louis Naudin ... foley artist assistant
Daniel Sobrino ... sound mixer

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Thomas Zolliker ... fog

Visual Effects by

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Jerome Binckly ... digital compositor
Anthony Charbonnier ... digital compositor
Thierry Flament ... visual effects artist
Thomas Geiger ... digital artist
Laurie Kotfila ... i/o vfx support
Thibault Martegani ... digital compositor
Frederic Moreau ... visual effects designer
Mikael Tanguy ... visual effects supervisor
Olivier Veau ... digital compositor

Stunts

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René Lay ... stunt coordinator
Anja Mavaddat ... stunt rigger (as Anja Sauermann)
Alister Mazzotti ... stunt driver / stunt rigger
Jana Reinhardt ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Christian Almesberger ... first assistant camera
Carina Bachmann ... electrician
Frédéric Batier ... still photographer
Mathias Beier ... gaffer
Carole Bethuel ... still photographer
Sebastian Beutler ... electrician
Gregory Bindschedler ... camera assistant: switzerland
David Camus ... grip
Julien Conod ... additional electrician / additional grip
Philippe Cordey ... 2nd unit photography
Maximilian Linus Dreusch ... rigging gaffer
Bastian Esser ... second assistant camera
Stéphane Germain ... key grip
Martin Handrow ... best boy
David Horn ... electrician
Denis Jutzeler ... 2nd unit photography
Philipp Lange ... electrician
Stefano Lisci ... grip
Daniel Mahlknecht ... clapper/loader
Ludovic Matthey ... camera assistant: switzerland
Kevin Nerlich ... camera trainee / camera: trainee / trainee
Falk Oettel ... electrician
Davide Prudente ... camera assistant: switzerland
Hagen Raeder ... key/dolly grip
Julien Schlaepfer ... assistant camera: d
Tristan Siefert ... electrician
Elmar Suska ... train rocker grip
Clemens Szelies ... clapper/loader
Uwe Zegnotat ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Christin Geigemüller ... extras casting
Bianca Kumrow ... assistant casting director
Bianca Uliczka ... casting assistant
Laura von Niederhäusern ... extras casting director: switzerland

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jutta Eckerlin ... costume consultant
Simone Hennig ... wardrobe
Birgit Holm ... dresser
Emilie Hug ... wardrobe
Iris Weber ... dresser

Location Management

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Arnold Bucher ... location manager (Switzerland) / location scout (Switzerland)
Daniel Defranceschi ... location manager
Raidar Huber ... location scout
Andrea Marioni ... location assistant
Christian Metz ... location manager
Florian Mohn ... location scout
Javier Proccacini ... location assistant
Gian-Reto Valentin ... assistant location manager
Sören von der Heyde ... location scout
Gerhard Ziegner ... location manager: italy (as Geri Ziegner)

Music Department

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Susan Dorey ... cello
Phoebe Lin ... cello
Katarzyna Nawrotek ... violin
Orchestra Leopoldinium-Wroclaw' ... orchestra
Claire-Anne Piguet ... harpsichord
David Seghezzo ... oboe

Transportation Department

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Antonio Allocca ... production driver
Micha Beise ... production driver
René Bolte ... production driver
Melanie Bähring ... driver: cast / production driver
Enrico Fischer ... production driver
Richard Heinecke ... production driver
Uwe Heinel ... production driver
Bernd Koeppe ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Anibal Mon Alvarez ... Kristen Stewart's bodyguard
Toma Baqueni ... website design and photos
Charlotte Bayle ... website design and photos
Timo Behnke ... production assistant
Jette Blümler ... production assistant
Gero Brugmann ... legal advisor: financing
Maria Kontogianni ... production coordinator
Nadine Kupfer ... accountant: Germany
Christelle Meaux ... script supervisor
Tim Monich ... dialect coach: Juliette Binoche
Corina Naumann ... assistant to second director
Giulia Odoardi ... assistant accountant: italy
Alex Pescosta ... production assistant
Jessica Petzold ... production coordinator
Myriam Rak ... legal clearance supervisor
Suzanne Riemer ... Kristen Stewart's assistant
Géraldine Rod ... production assistant
Lara Tarle ... Juliette Binoche's assistant
Felicitas Teschler ... blocker
Manuela Thieme ... key accountant
Marc-Emmanuel Vuaillat ... production legal services
Stefan Wolf ... set manager
Huma Khan ... director legal post production (uncredited)

Thanks

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Julien Andrez ... special thanks
Stephanie Balmer ... special thanks
Marie-Claude Barbier ... special thanks
Gabriel Benvenuto ... special thanks
Emmanuèle Bernheim ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
Arianna Bocco ... special thanks
Rémi Burah ... special thanks
Lea Chauliac ... special thanks
Caroline Cor ... special thanks
Nathalie Coste-Cerdan ... special thanks
Teresa Hoebert de Turegano ... special thanks
Claudio Dietrich ... special thanks
Felix Dietrich ... special thanks
Patrick Dietrich ... special thanks
Frederic Domont ... special thanks
Jean-Luc Douat ... special thanks
Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela ... special thanks
Urs Eberhard ... special thanks
Ariane Ehrat ... special thanks
Sylvie El Sayegh ... special thanks
Samy Emery ... special thanks
Julien Ezanno ... special thanks
Matthias Fanck ... special thanks
Julie Gayet ... special thanks
Nina Goslar ... special thanks
Cornelia Hammelmann ... special thanks
Mia Hansen-Løve ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
Carmen Hasselwanter ... special thanks
Laurent Hassid ... special thanks
Kristin Holst ... special thanks
Alexander Horwath ... special thanks
Kent Jones ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
Nathanaël Karmitz ... special thanks (as Nathanael Karmitz)
Petra Kashmiri ... special thanks
Ernst Kieninger ... special thanks
Markus Koller ... special thanks
Cosette Liebgott ... special thanks
Stuart Manashil ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
Dana Messerschmidt ... special thanks
Christian Meuli ... special thanks
Colette Naufal ... special thanks
Kristen Niehuus ... special thanks
Roberto Olla ... special thanks
Dominique Païni ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
Olivier Père ... special thanks
David Raggier ... special thanks
Laure Reymond ... special thanks
Angela Rupp ... special thanks
François Samuelson ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
Regina Schlagnitweit ... special thanks
Manfred Schmidt ... special thanks
Jonathan Sehring ... special thanks
Christiane Strobel ... special thanks
Tom Sturridge ... special thanks
Serge Toubiana ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
André Téchiné ... Olivier Assayas warmly thanks
Marion Wagner ... special thanks
Mirko Weiss ... special thanks
Ryan Werner ... special thanks
Christiana Wertz ... special thanks
Peter Wäspi ... special thanks
Robert Zarader ... special thanks
Meinolf Zurhorst ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The first real professional success for famed French actress Maria Enders was twenty years ago as the co-lead in writer Wilhelm Melchoir's play and subsequent movie "Maloja Snake", he who picked Maria, then an unknown, personally. She played Sigrid, an opportunistic eighteen year old in an emotionally dependent lesbian relationship with forty year old Helena, who was at a vulnerable stage of her life. Maria has turned down the play's upcoming London revival in which she would now play Helena, it remounted by director Klaus Diesterweg. Her reasons for turning down the role are many including: being at a vulnerable stage of her own life going through a painful divorce; remembering the suicide of Susan Rosenberg, the original Helena, following the original run of the play, the suicide purportedly mirroring what happens to Helena; and the painful memories of the production in still having hard feelings toward who was her older male costar, Henryk Wald, with who she had an affair at the time. Maria reconsiders and accepts the role when Wilhelm unexpectedly passes away, she hearing the news en route to the Zurich Film Festival where she was to accept an award on recluse Wilhelm's behalf. Maria begins to regret her decision, largely due to having to work with nineteen year old Jo-Ann Ellis as Sigrid, Jo-Ann a trained actress whose Hollywood lifestyle is making her self-destruct, this behavior which Maria, who hates the Internet and the Hollywood gossip on it, did not know before signing the contract. But what may be most difficult for Maria is the role opening up her own professional relationship and friendship with her younger American personal assistant, Valentine, the two who are staying at Wilhelm's mountain retreat in Sils Maria in the Swiss Alps, where Maria is preparing for the play and where many of the locations were inspiration for the play's themes. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Sils Maria (France)
  • Die Wolken von Sils Maria (Germany)
  • Viaje a Sils Maria (Spain)
  • Las nubes de María (Mexico)
  • El otro lado del éxito (Uruguay)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $4,733,798, 31 Dec 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia Kristen Stewart is the first American actress to be nominated for a best supporting actress César award and the second nominated since Julia Migenes's best actress nomination for "Carmen" in 1984. Stewart won and became the first American actress to win a César and the second American after Adrien Brody's win for the The Pianist (2002). See more »
Goofs In the opening, the characters are riding in what is clearly a second-class rail car. This would be completely out of character, given what we see later in the movie. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Kristen Stewart/Michael Shannon/Cage the Elephant (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Kowalski See more »
Crazy Credits During the closing credits, four of the actors are shown under the heading "guest appearance by". See more »
Quotes Valentine: It's theatre. It's an interpretation of life. It can be truer than life itself.
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