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Voyager

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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Synopsis:
Item Type: DVD Movie
Item Rating: ''PG13
Street Date: 05/25/10
Wide Screen: yes
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Language''ENGLISH
Foreign Film: no
Subtitlesno
Dubbed: no
Full Frame: no
Re-Release: no
Packaging: ''Sleeve''

Product Details

  • Format: DVD
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Alliance Entertainment
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003102JJQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,877 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Voyager" on IMDb

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The film Homo Faber is based upon the classic bestseller book by the same name written by the Swiss writer Max Frisch and adapted for the screen by screenwriters Rudi Wurlitzer and Volker Schløndorff with Schløndorff as director. The story of Homo Faber, meaning "the man who creates his own destiny" begins in 1957 but make convincingly flashbacks in sepia tone to the war years in Zurich Switzerland where Faber meets the young Jewish girl Hannah and fall in love with her. Hannah gets pregnant with Faber, tells him about the good news and discovers to her disbelief that Faber sees the pregnancy as very inconvenient to him now that he has received a tempting business proposal to head the building of a hydro electric dam in one of the third world countries. Hannah gets an emotional chock and rejects Faber from the bottom of her heart. In anger and disappointment she now turns to Joachim (played by August Zirner) a common student friend of theirs for support and he marries the pregnant Hannah. (But Faber does not know this then)With a psychological thriller-like opening the story has set the tragic undercurrent which runs through the rest of the film like a dark river.

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).
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By A Customer on October 24, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I am a great fan of Julie Delpy, which was my main reason for purchasing this video. "Voyager" is a theatrical masterpiece, unlike any other that I have ever seen before. Ms. Delpy gave a stellar performance as Sabeth, in a very emotional and beautiful role.
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.
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Without going much further into detail about the storyline that was previously given by someone else, I'd like to comment on the overall concept of the movie and its main characters. Beautifully shot on location in various locales in Europe helped to give the characters more depth in their surroundings. Sam Shepard and Julie Delpy were very convincing as tender lovers in this haunting and thought provoking story.
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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By A Customer on August 6, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
"Voyager" has the look and feel of a foreign film, yet its dialogue is in English (chiefly because of Sam Shepard's lead role). All the more to make it accessible to viewers of very though-provoking cinema. It starts out as a look at the 1950s man-of-science, played by Shepard. An engineer of dams on a UNESCO project, he quickly steps into a series of coincidences that circle tighter and tighter into his past. Along the way he meets a beautiful, innocent young girl (Julie Delpy) and a love story develops, neatly but deftly, aboard a steamer to France and a car trip through Europe to Greece. The film's themes are coincidence and the final reckoning of life's events, be they random or chosen. The sometimes dizzying effects of what we call "destiny" ring out loudly in "Voyager", perhaps too harshly at times, but with skillful scene cutting and casting, it manages to offer a sobering ending without being maudlin. As with most non-blockbuster films, the score is understated yet touching. Delpy is just right for her role as Sabeth, the fresh girl away on adventures, yet adds a touch of melancholy that some of today's Hollywood actresses lack. I wish she'd have skipped things like "American Werewolf in Paris". And Shepard plays Walter Faber with expert detachment. He's the older man, devoted to all things proven by technology, whose world comes apart as he tries to find love with Sabeth.
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