|Directed by||István Szabó|
|Produced by||David Puttnam|
|Written by||István Szabó
Jay O. Sanders
Maria de Medeiros
Johanna ter Steege
|Music by||Richard Wagner (non-original)|
|Edited by||Jim Clark|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||UK 27 September 1991, France 18 September 1991, USA 15 November 1991|
|Running time||119 minutes|
|Country||United Kingdom, United States, Japan|
Meeting Venus is a 1991 British–American-Japanese film directed by the Hungarian director István Szabó and starring Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Marián Labuda, Victor Poletti, Jay O. Sanders, Maria de Medeiros and Johanna ter Steege. The movie was filmed in Budapest, Hungary.
- Glenn Close as Karin Anderson
- Niels Arestrup as Zoltan Szanto
- Marián Labuda as Von Schneider
- Maïté Nahyr as Maria Krawiecki
- Victor Poletti as Stefano Del Sarto
- André Champeau as Etienne Tailleur
- Jay O. Sanders as Stephen Taylor
- Johanna ter Steege as Monique Angelo
- Roberto Pollak as Isaac Partnoi
- François Delaive as Thomas
- Maria de Medeiros as Yvonne
- Etienne Chicot as Toushkau
- Ildikó Bánsági as Jana
- Dorottya Udvaros as Edith
- Macha Méril as Miss Malikoff
Many of the characters in this movie have the same name and family name as director István Szabó, but in different languages. Hungarian name István in English corresponds with Stephen. Surname Szabó means "taylor". And some persons in film are: Stephen Taylor (English), Stefan Schneider (German), Stefano Sarto (Italian), Etienne Tailleur (French)/ There are also Maria Krawiecki (from Polish word krawiec means taylor) and Isaac Partnoi (from Russian word портной [portnoy] = taylor).
Voice on singing scenes
The version of Tannhäuser that can be heard in the movie is performed by Kiri Te Kanawa as Elisabeth, René Kollo as Tannhäuser, Håkan Hagegård as Wolfram von Eschenbach and Waltraud Meier as Venus with the London Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Marek Janowski. The composer David Bedford provided extra orchestrations and music for the film.
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