Meeting Venus

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Meeting Venus
Meeting Venus FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by István Szabó[1]
Produced by David Puttnam[1][2][3]
Written by István Szabó
Michael Hirst
Music by Richard Wagner (non-original)[1][4]
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Edited by Jim Clark
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
UK 27 September 1991, France 18 September 1991, USA 15 November 1991[1]
Running time
119 minutes
Country United Kingdom, United States, Japan[1]
Language English
Box office $2,4 million[5]

Meeting Venus is a 1991 British–American-Japanese film directed by the Hungarian director István Szabó[2] 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.


Many of the characters in this movie have the same name and family name as director István Szabó, but in different languages. The Hungarian name István in English corresponds with Stephen. Surname Szabó means "tailor". And some persons in film are: Stephen Taylor (English), Stefan Schneider (German), Stefano Sarto (Italian), Etienne Tailleur (French)/ There are also Maria Krawiecki (from the Polish word krawiec which means tailor) and Isaac Partnoi (from Russian word портной [portnoy] = tailor").[6]

Voice on singing scenes[edit]

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.[1][4] The composer David Bedford provided extra orchestrations and music for the film.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Meeting Venus (1991)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Meeting Venus Movie Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Meeting Venus:Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Meeting Venus:Original". Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
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