Utz (film)

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Directed byGeorge Sluizer
Produced byJohn Goldschmidt
Written byHugh Whitemore
Bruce Chatwin
StarringArmin Mueller-Stahl
Brenda Fricker
Peter Riegert
Paul Scofield
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyGérard Vandenberg
Edited byLin Friedman
Distributed byFirst Run Features
Release date
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Utz is a 1992 dramatic film directed by George Sluizer, produced by John Goldschmidt and starring Brenda Fricker, Peter Riegert and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Mueller-Stahl won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

The film is based on the 1988 novel Utz by Bruce Chatwin, who also co-wrote the screenplay.


An art dealer goes to Prague after the death of a friend, Baron von Utz, to obtain the Baron's priceless Meissen porcelain collection. He meets an old friend, Orlik, who tells him about the Baron's past while he struggles to discover what happened to the collection.



  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 29 May 2011.

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