135 mins R The Sheltering Sky | 1990 Drama, Adaptation An American artist couple travel to Africa to seek inspiration. 135 mins R Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Paul Bowles Stars: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott | See full cast & crew » Awards: 1 Golden Globe win. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations | full awards » Jump to Related Articles Photos Cast & Crew 6Awards Synopsis Cast Debra Winger ... Kit Moresby Actor John Malkovich ... Port Moresby Actor Campbell Scott ... George Tunner Actor Jill Bennett ... Mrs Lyle Actor Timothy Spall ... Eric Lyle Actor Eric Vu-An ... Belqassim Actor Amina Annabi ... Mahrnia Actor Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Captain Broussard Actor Sotigui Kouyate ... Abdelkader Actor Tom Novembre ... French Immigration Officer Actor Ban Smail ... Smail Actor Kamel Cherif ... Ticket Seller Actor Full Cast & Crew Director Bernardo Bertolucci Director Full Cast & Crew Writers Mark Peploe Screenplay Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay Full Cast & Crew Company Film Trustees Ltd Production Company Glinwood Films Production Company Rafael Production Company Recorded Picture Company Production Company Sahara Company Ltd Production Company Shochiku-Fuji Company Ltd Production Company Full Cast & Crew Synopsis A romantic drama set in the Sahara Desert in 1948.