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Otakar Votocek

Wings of Fame

109' - 1990 - Fantasy, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Otakar Votocek Composer: Paul M. van Brugge With: Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant
This film is set on an island with a large hotel where the celebrated dead are ferried and lodged so long as their earthly fame lasts. Once their notoriety fades, they are thrown into the sea to join the ordinary dead, condemned to bob up and down forever.

Peter O'Toole is excellent as a vain over-the-hill matinee movie idol who has been killed by a devil-may-care writer because the actor has cannibalized the writer's text for his own autobiography. After the writer dies in an accident, both arrive at the island hotel.

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Credits

Director

Otakar Votocek

Composer

Paul M. van Brugge

With

Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant

Scenario

Otakar Votocek, Herman Koch

Director of Photography

Alex Thomson

Editor

Hans van Dongen

Producer

Laurens Geels, Dick Maas

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

The Netherlands

Year

1990

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