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After having made a name in the seventies and early eighties with a number of outstanding films, Schlöndorff has receded somewhat into the background of late. Nevertheless, his more recent films, including Voyager and 1997's The Ogre (starring John Malkovich), are still very much worthy of attention. The slowly but deliberately paced Voyager is arguably the better of these two, an engaging, absorbing drama set in 1957 and spanning several continents. Sam Shepard plays Walter Faber, a world-weary and somewhat cynical construction engineer in his forties, and also a constant traveler without any real roots, who has a chance encounter in Venezuela with the brother of an old friend from his prewar student days in Switzerland. His return to the United States delayed by unusual circumstances (depicted by Schlöndorff with more than a little irony), he then has a further encounter with the much younger Elisabeth ("Sabeth") Piper, played by Julie Delpy, while aboard ship en route to France. The two find themselves inextricably attracted to one another and a romance ensues - but one that leads to unforeseen complications and twists.Read more ›
The role of Faber is genuinely well played by the American actor Sam Shepard. Faber is a man of sciences who believes only in what is calculable and rational, he distrusts emotions and those things happening by chance.
On a flight from Caracas, Venezuela to New York Faber's plane has to ditch down in the Mexican desert due to fire in two of the plane's four propeller engines. While in the Mexican desert Faber coolly opens his travel typewriter and sits down to write a letter of goodbye to his old New York girl friend Ivy (played with conviction by Deborah-Lee Furness).Read more ›
I absolutely love this video, and I could not be more happier that I decided to purchase it. Yet, by the same token, I must admit I was not quite prepared for the ending... It struck me as sharply, as an unexpected bolt of lightning. Although it was heartbreaking, I must admit that you also are left with the profound feeling that it truly could not have any ended any other way.
A beautiful film, one to cherish for a lifetime. I am sure that, once you have watched "Voyager", one will never view their lives, in quite the same way, ever again. But be certain to have a box of tissues with you... By the time this movie has finished, you will need them.
In reality, this subject matter would naturally have herendous repercussions. Though its characters are gripped by what has happened, the film makes you FEEL for the two lovers and the girl's mother. Total escapism for the senses yet mind blowing!
I saw this film about 7 years ago on cable tv and later purchased the video. I am so
happy that it has finally been released on DVD! I have now purchased this format and
anticipate seeing the deleted scences, etc. It's near the top of my all time favorite films!
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"Voyager" (1991) is directed by Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum). This is a film about an engineer , Walter Faber (Sam Shepard), who through a series of coincidences finds... Read morePublished 10 months ago by G. Edmonson
This is a film which I watched when first released in the late 1990s - and which I only had a video tape version. So to have a DVD version is a real treat. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John Graham Bayne
I'm a fan of Julie Delpy from the Before Sunrise trilogy and bought this movie because of all the rave reviews. Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by Ranj the Man
I also have The Ogre, Circle of Deceit, Young Torless, The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum and Coup De Grace. This one from 1991 with Julie Delpy and Sam Shepard is my favorite. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by Zarathustra
This movie has a very different twist as far as dramas go, but very good, and definately one for your collection.Published on April 19, 2013 by Julieann Striegel
If you can forgive a film based upon obvious coincidences to voyage into a regretful past,and a film maker who's prepared to take on a challenge,this is for you. Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by technoguy
Homo Faber is one of my all-time favorite novels. I was skeptical that the movie wouldn't live up to the book (despite the director and cast). Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by pathres
This movie is about one of those cruel story that life has! Love, beauty, passion, and a very hard and catastrophic crash! Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by Luis