The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky (1990)

A woman's dangerous and erotic journey...

  • Genre: Drama, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1990-10-25
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 242 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 18min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Recorded Picture Company
  • Production Country: Italy, United Kingdom
  • Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
star 6.6/10
From 242 Ratings


An American couple drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.

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  • Debra Winger

    as Kit
  • John Malkovich

    as Port
  • Campbell Scott

    as Tunner
  • Jill Bennett

    as Mrs. Lyle
  • Timothy Spall

    as Eric Lyle
  • Eric Vu-An

    as Belqassim
  • Amina Annabi

    as Mahrnia
  • Philippe Morier-Genoud

    as Captain Broussard
  • Sotigui Kouyaté

    as Abdelkader
  • Tom Novembre

    as French Immigration Officer
  • Mohamed Ben Smail

    as Smail
  • Kamel Cherif

    as Ticket Seller
  • Mohammed Afifi

    as Mohammed
  • Brahim Oubana

    as Young Arab
  • Carolyn De Fonseca

    as Miss Ferry
  • Veronica Lazăr

    as Nun
  • Rabea Tami

    as Blind Dancer
  • Nicoletta Braschi

    as French Woman
  • Menouer Samiri

    as Bus Driver
  • Keltoum Alaoui

    as Woman in Hotel du Ksar
  • Mohamed Ixa

    as Caravan Leader
  • Ahmed Azoum

    as Young Tuareg
  • Alghabid Kanakan

    as Young Tuareg
  • Gambo Alkabous

    as Young Tuareg
  • Sidi Kasko

    as Young Tuareg
  • Azahra Attayoub

    as Belqassim's Wife
  • Maghnia Mohamed

    as Belqassim's Wife
  • Oumou Alghabid

    as Belqassim's Wife
  • Sidi Alkhadar

    as Little Sidi
  • Paul Bowles

    as Narrator (voice)
Camera Vittorio Storaro Director of Photography
Production Celestia Fox Casting
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Art Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Design
Production Jeremy Thomas Producer
Writing Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay
Directing Bernardo Bertolucci Director
Camera Angelo Novi Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up James Acheson Costume Design
Writing Mark Peploe Screenplay
Sound Ryuichi Sakamoto Original Music Composer
Editing Gabriella Cristiani Editor
Production William Aldrich Executive Producer
Writing Paul Bowles Novel
Art Andrew Sanders Art Direction
Art Gianni Silvestri Production Design