Fisher, a fine art dealer, goes to Prague after the death of a friend, the Baron von Utz, to see if he can obtain some of the pieces of the Baron’s priceless Meissen porcelain collection. He meets up with an old mutual friend, Orlik, who tells him about the Baron’s past, his struggle to keep his collection intact, while Fisher struggles to discover what happened to the collection.
Director: George Sluizer.
Writers: Hugh Whitemore (screenplay), Bruce Chatwin (novel).
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brenda Fricker, Paul Scofield, Peter Riegert, Miriam Karlin, Caroline Guthrie, Gaye Brown, Pauline Melville, Adrian Brine, Peter Mackriel, Clark Dunbar, Christian Mueller-Stahl, Jakub Zdenek, Christian Rabe, Anthony Donovan, Marjol Flore, Vittoria Tarlow, Harriet Robinson, Bonnie Williams, Hildegard Hötte, James Curran, Michaela Vítková, Dagmar Maskova, Lenka Smidova, Sona Vesela.
1992 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.
Loved this movie in theater (saw at the art museum), have been looking for it in a modern format for decades. Thanks so much!
Esp if you’re a younger person, films like this one depict the grave and stark reality of the Soviet encroachment on the East European countries, and the price(s) paid for that status quo for 8+ decades.