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The Distant Land (German: Das weite Land) is a 1987 Austrian-German drama film that was adapted from the play by Arthur Schnitzler and directed by Luc Bondy. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film was selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 61st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]

The Distant Land
Directed byLuc Bondy
Written by
StarringMichel Piccoli
CinematographyThomas Mauch
Release date
  • 13 August 1987 (1987-08-13)
Running time
103 minutes
  • Austria
  • West Germany


A promising young pianist commits suicide. He spent his last evening in the company of the industrialist Friedrich Hofreiter. His wife Genia is in possession of a farewell note.


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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Distant Land". Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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