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The Sheltering Sky

1990 Rated R 2hr 19m

Debra Winger and John Malkovich are Kit and Port Moresby, two American artists traveling through postwar Africa in this adaptation of Paul Bowles's novel. Having drifted apart, the couple seek to escape their alienation by exploring the unfamiliar -- but find much more than they bargained for. Director Bernardo Bertolucci and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro fabulously capture the forbidding beauty of the Saharan locations.

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Movie Details

1991 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Malay, Thai, Korean

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; making-of featurette; cast and crew information.