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Arizona dream


Emir Kusturica

Short description:
An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles.

Richard Brick, Paul R. Gurian, Yves Marmion, Claudie Ossard, Constellation productions, Pariz, Hachette Premiere, Le Studio Canal+, Union Generale Cinematographique

David Atkins, Emir Kusturica

Goran Bregovic

Vilko Filac

Production design:
Miljen Kljakovic (Kreka), Jan Pascale

Costume design:
Jill M. Ohanneson

Film editing:
Andrija Zafranovic

142 minutes

Widescreen, color



Alexia Rane
as Angie
Ann Schulman
as Carla
Candyce Mason
as Blache
Eric Polaczwartek
as covek sa vratima
Faye Dunaway
as Elaine Stalker
James R. Wilson
as advokat
Jerry Lewis
as Leo Sweetie
Johnny Depp
as Axel Blackmar
Kim Keo
as mehanicka lutka
Lili Taylor
as Grace Stalker
Michael J. Pollard
as Paul
Paulina Porzikova
as Millie
Polly Noonan
as Betty
Vincent Gallo
as Paul Leger

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