Meeting Venus

Meeting Venus

Director: István Szabó Cast: Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Erland Josephson

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Meeting Venus is based on a play cowritten by the film's director, Istvan Szabo. Glenn Close plays a celebrated Swedish opera star Karin Anderson who is slated to appear in an internationally-telecast production of "Tannhauser." Ms. Anderson balks at the notion of working with obscure Hungarian conductor Zoltan Szanto. The much-anticipated production may never get off the ground, thanks to labor-management difficulties, intramural jealousies, and clashing egos. Admidst all this chaos, the mismatched Anderson and Szanto fall in love. Filmed in Budapest, Meeting Venus was far from a box-office hit thanks in great part to an inadequate advertising campaign; hopefully it will gain the wide audience it deserves on videocassette. (PS: Glenn Close's singing is dubbed by real-life opera luminary Kiri Te Kanawa. We tell you this because the lyp-synching is done so well that you might actually believe that Close is performing those arias herself).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2010
UPC: 0883316237458
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 38,383

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Close Karin Anderson
Niels Arestrup Zoltan Szanto
Erland Josephson Jorge Picabia
Macha Meril Miss Malikoff
Johanna ter Steege Monique Angelo
Maite Nahyr Maria Krawiecki
Victor Poletti Stefano Del Sorto
Dieter Laser Von Binder
Maria de Medeiros Yvonne
Ildikó Bánsági Jana
Dorottya Udvaros Edith
Moscu Alkalay Jean Gabor
Sandor Altemann Vogelwind
Manfred Andrae Eurowood President
Maria Becker Szanto's Mother
Iren Bordan Eurowood TV Crew Sound Organizer
André Chaumeau Etienne Tailleur
Etienne Chicot Toushkau
Jozsef Csor 4th French Singer
François Delaive Thomas
Monteith Douglas Computer Operator
Eva Ebner Von Binder's Mother
Zsuzsa Fazekas Szanto's Daughter-Agnes
Gyorgy Fenyves 4th Journalist
Jozsef Fonyo Police Officer-Budapest
Ferenc Gerdesits 3rd French Singer
Jean Guerbay French Immigration Officer
Buda Gulyas Eurowood TV Crew Cameraman
Balazs Hantos 2nd French Singer
Ferenc Harangozo 5th Journalist
Eszter Karasz Malgrozeta
Sandor Kecskes 1st French Singer
Lili Kepes 3rd Journalist
Istvan Komlos 1st Orchestra Member
Andras Krepes 2nd Journalist
Lithuanian Ballet Group Actor
Zsuzsa Manyai Fat Lady from the Chorus
Andras Marton New 1st Violinist
Laszlo Barany Paal 5th French Singer
Jeno Pataky 2nd Violinist
Roberto Pollak Isaac Partnoi
Fruzsina Pregitzer Marie France
Pierre Remund French Police Officer
Pal Schiffer 6th Journalist
Sandor Simo 7th Journalist
Brigitte Sy French Customs Officer-Woman
Sandor Szabo 1st Violinist M Leuchter
Istvan Szilagyi Stageworker
Gyorgyi Tarjan 2nd Orchestra Member
Kiri Te Kanawa Karin Anderson (singing)
Erika Toth Eurowood TV Crew Director
Karoly Ujlaky 1st Hotel Receptionist-Budapest
Andras Vamosi Eurowood TV Crew Sound Engineer
Ivan Verebely 2nd Hotel Receptionist-Budapest
Michael Kroecher Cashier
Marian Labuda Von Schneider
Johara Racz Dancer
Jay O. Sanders Stephen Taylor
Rita Scholl Delfin Van Delf

Technical Credits
István Szabó Director,Screenwriter
Jim Clark Editor
Michael Hirst Screenwriter
Lorand Javor Art Director
Lajos Koltai Cinematographer
Attila Kovacs Production Designer
Catherine Leterrier Costumes/Costume Designer
Uberto Pasolini Associate Producer
Gabrialla Prekop Producer
David Puttnam Producer

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