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The Open Universe

GER 1990, 94 min

Passion story on the open sea with Tilda Swinton and Hanns Zischler.


The whole world in one film:

Robert, a young Dane, is shanghaied in Marseille, and via Acapulco he is abducted into the South Pacific. There he kills his father and seduces his mother. Then he explores the changing world. The end finds him in a Polynesian village, where the chief bestows him with a girl of his age-class. A novel of adventure, a novel of love, also an oratory of some sort.


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Language: English, Subtitles: German


Director, Screenplay, Camera, Editing and Music
Klaus Wyborny
Christoph Hemmerling, Tilda Swinton, Hanns Zischler, Eckhard Rhode
Alfred Olbrisch
Stephan Konken
Props and Costume
Cynthia Beatt, Christoph Hemmerling
Executive Producers
Cynthia Beatt, Marion Kollbach
Alexander Wesemann
World Premiere 
Metropolis Hamburg, Oktober 1990