Schwimmer in der Wüste

Swimmers in the Desert

Kurt Mayer
The son of the cameraman who produced the solitary film portrait of Laszló Almásy during his daring crossing of the Sudanese desert in 1929, his interest piqued by his fathers work and Ondaatjes interpretation of Almásy as an 'English patient', undertakes his own precarious search for traces of his fathers and the cartographers life navigating through expansive territories of memory.
Technical Data
Running time: 104
Format: 35mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language spoken: English/German
Production year: 2001
Director(s): Kurt Mayer
Writer(s): Kurt Mayer
Cinematography: Helmut Wimmer, Kurt Mayer
Editing: Charlotte Müllner
Producers: Dieter Pochlatko, Kurt Mayer, Axel Engstfeld (D)
Production company
epo-film Produktionsges.m.b.H
Edelsinnstraße 58
1120 Vienna
tel:+43 1 812 37 18
and Kurt Mayer Filmin cooperation with Engstfeld Film (D) and ARTE/WDR