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Krzysztof Zanussi

The Silent Touch (Dotkniecie reki)

Edition 1994
92' - 1992 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Krzysztof Zanussi Composer: Wojciech Kilar With: Max von Sydow, Lothaire Bluteau, Sarah Miles
Henry Kesdi (Max Von Sydow) is a world-famous composer. Now in his 70s and living in Denmark with his wife Helena (Sarah Miles) his life is a succession of irritating interruptions from admiring fans and greedy music publishers. Yet Henry has not composed a note of music for over 40 years. Stefan Bugajski (Lothaire Bluteau), a young Polish music student, believes the time has come for Kesdi to end his mysterious silence and write again. Lying asleep at night, his dreams are disturbed by a haunting melody which runs again and again in his mind -a melody he is convinced is an unfinished work for Kesdi.

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Krzysztof Zanussi


Wojciech Kilar


Max von Sydow, Lothaire Bluteau, Sarah Miles


Peter Morgan, Mark Wadlow, Krzysztof Zanussi, Edward Zebrowski

Director of Photography

Jaroslaw Zamojda


Marek Denys

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Countries of production

Poland, Denmark, United Kingdom



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