PAR-DELA LES NUAGES

France

Synopsis

The film is about meetings. Meetings, startling or awaited, dreaded or craved by each of us, the audience, in secret. A film director with a pocket camera casts his eye around the towns of France and Italy, His inner quest inspires him with four beautiful love stories. In the first story, a young man is so captivated by a young woman that he cannot bring himself to sacrifice his desire for the sake of pleasure. The second explores the film director's fascination with a young woman who admits to him, "I killed my father". In Paris, couples fall apart and two break-ups bring a man and a woman together. The sublimation of love is the theme of the last story. Can the same heart love both God and men?
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni, Wim Wenders

Produced by: Stephane Tchalgadjieff, Philippe Carcassonne

Main Cast: Fanny Ardant (Patrizia), Chiara Caselli (Olga), Irene Jacob (the girl), John Malkovich (director), Sophie Marceau (the girl), Marcello Mastroianni (the man of all vices), Vincent Perez (Niccolo), Jean Reno (Carlo), Kim Rossi Stuart (Silvano)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 1995