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Salmonberries (1991)

A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Percy Adlon, Felix O. Adlon (screenplay co-written and translated from the German by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley ... Butch (as Oscar Kawagley)
Rosel Zech ... Roswitha
k.d. lang ... Kotzebue
Eugene Omiak Eugene Omiak ... Ovy
Wayne Waterman Wayne Waterman ... Ronnie
Jane Lind ... Noayak
Chuck Connors ... Bingo Chuck
Alvira H. Downey Alvira H. Downey ... Izzy
Wolfgang Steinberg Wolfgang Steinberg ... Albert
Christel Merian Christel Merian ... Albert's Wife
George Barril George Barril ... Bingo Attendant
Gary Albers Gary Albers ... Tight Rope Walker
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Storyline

A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it, which is the name of the town and also the name of the family that founded the town. She eventually befriends the librarian, an East German immigrant who lost her husband while escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. They help each other try to find closure to the events in their past. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Du bist für mich das Wichtigste auf der Welt.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Percy Adlon's Salmonberries See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$37,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,484
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pelemele Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Temperatures would often dip as low as -42 degrees. The cameras would have to be draped in furs and heated with blow dryers to stop them from freezing. See more »

Goofs

When the pickup arrives, it stops with its right front tire on a coil of wire when seen from above. Then when seen from the front the wire is under the truck and the wire returns to under the tire. See more »

Quotes

Roswitha: Thank you. You're welcome. My pleasure. You don't talk very much I guess. You're an Inupiat, or what?
Kotzebue: Russian.
Roswitha: Oh. What is your name?
Kotzebue: Kotzebue.
Roswitha: Your name is...
Kotzebue: Kotzebue. My people discovered this place.
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Crazy Credits

Shortly before the end of the credits there is the following paragraph: 'No animals were killed exclusively for the production of this film. Furs were worn simply to depict the lifestyle of the native Inupiat culture.' See more »


Soundtracks

Barefoot
Sung by k.d. lang
Music by Bob Telson
Words by k.d. lang and Bob Telson
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A must-see film
25 January 2001 | by jtur88See all my reviews

After clearing away all the acting and plot lines and cinematography and scripts, what I want to see in a movie is something that makes me sit up an take notice. Something that opens my eyes and my mind to some new previously-unperceived reality. Salmonberries does this in a powerful way. Salmonberries transports you to a place where you have never been, to a culture you have never known, and opens the hearts and souls of people you have never known, and lays it bare. See this film.


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