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TREACHEROUS SANDS – ON THE TRAIL OF THE ENGLISH PATIENT

Director:

Kurt Mayer

Screenplay:

Kurt Mayer

Producer:

Dieter Pochlatko, Kurt Mayer Film

Cinematography:

Helmut Wimmer, Kurt Mayer
  • Documentary
  • 104 min.
  • Participating television broadcasters: ORF, ARTE, WDR

 

The true life story and adventures of László Almásy, inspiration behind The English Patient, who crossed Africa in 1929 with the father of filmmaker Kurt Mayer:
These events provide the motivation and outline for a critical journey through so-called men’s domains in Cairo, Khartoum, London and Vienna.
Navigation through the expanses of memory – the dream of flying, documents from the war and of an unrequited love …

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Production Manager:

Wolfgang Knöpfler

Original Music:

Rupert Huber

Film Editing:

Charlotte Müllner

Sound Engineer:

Joe Knauer, Ekkehart Baumung

Shooting Period:

November 1, 1999 - April 10, 2000

Completion Date:

September 8, 2000

Premiere:

March 28, 2001, 20:30: Gartenbau, Wien, Österreich

Supported By:

Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen

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  • Wien, Österreich
  • London, Großbritannien
  • Kairo, Ägypten
  • Khartum, Sudan

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