Marthe Keller

Marthe Keller (born 28 January 1945; Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss actress and opera director. She studied ballet as a child, but stopped after a skiing accident at age 16. She changed to acting, and worked in Berlin at the Schiller Theatre and the Berliner Ensemble. Keller's earliest film appearances were in Funeral in Berlin (1966, uncredited) and the German film Wilder Reiter GmbH (1967). She appeared in a series of French films in the 1970s, including Un cave (1971), La raison du plus fou (1973) and Toute une vie (And Now My Love, 1974). Her most famous American film appearances are her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Dustin Hoffman's girlfriend in Marathon Man and her performance as a femme fatale Arab terrorist who leads an attack on the Super Bowl in Black Sunday, both of them were ill-fated characters at the climax of each film. Keller also acted with William Holden in the 1978 Billy Wilder film Fedora. She appeared alongside Al Pacino in the auto racing film Bobby Deerfield, and subsequently the two of them were involved in a relationship. Since then, Keller has worked more steadily in European cinema compared to American movies. Her later films include Dark Eyes, with Marcello Mastroianni. In 2001, Keller appeared in a Broadway adaptation of Abby Mann's play Judgment at Nuremberg as Mrs. Bertholt (the role played by Marlene Dietrich in the 1961 Stanley Kramer film version). She was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress for this ...

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Chrysalis (2007)

Paris 2020, a high tech surgeon and her daughter are involved in a horrific car accident, the surgeon saves her daughter's life at the cost of manipulating her dreams and memories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Leclercq
CAST:  Albert Dupontel  •  Marie Guillard  •  Marthe Keller  •  Mélanie Thierry

Paris 2020, a high tech surgeon and her daughter are involved in a horrific car accident, the surgeon saves her daughter's life at the cost of manipulating her dreams and memories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Leclercq
CAST:  Albert Dupontel  •  Marie Guillard  •  Marthe Keller  •  Mélanie Thierry

And Now My Love (1974)

The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Marthe Keller  •  André Dussollier  •  Charles Denner  •  Carla Gravina

The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Marthe Keller  •  André Dussollier  •  Charles Denner  •  Carla Gravina

Dark Eyes (1987)

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nikita Mikhalkov
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Elena Safonova  •  Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy  •  Silvana Mangano

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nikita Mikhalkov
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Elena Safonova  •  Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy  •  Silvana Mangano

The Formula (1980)

A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Marlon Brando  •  Marthe Keller  •  John Gielgud

A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Marlon Brando  •  Marthe Keller  •  John Gielgud

Nightsongs (2004)

A young couple in the big city. She is full of energy for life; she wants to have fun and be happy. But husband sits all day on the couch, reading. But the young woman does not give up; she wants more out of life. She encourages him, she provokes him  (more)

DIRECTION:  Romuald Karmakar
CAST:  Frank Giering  •  Anne Ratte-Polle  •  Manfred Zapatka  •  Marthe Keller

A young couple in the big city. She is full of energy for life; she wants to have fun and be happy. But husband sits all day on the couch, reading. But the young woman does not give up; she wants more out of life. She encourages him, she provokes him  (more)

DIRECTION:  Romuald Karmakar
CAST:  Frank Giering  •  Anne Ratte-Polle  •  Manfred Zapatka  •  Marthe Keller

Lapse of Memory (1991)

After a terrible accident, a psychatrist has to help Bruce to regain his memory. In flashbacks we learn that his family had to flee from New York after his father uncovered a large case of corruption. Bruce didn't know this for most of his life, until he found a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Dewolf
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Marthe Keller  •  Mathew Mackay  •  Kathleen Robertson

After a terrible accident, a psychatrist has to help Bruce to regain his memory. In flashbacks we learn that his family had to flee from New York after his father uncovered a large case of corruption. Bruce didn't know this for most of his life, until he found a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Dewolf
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Marthe Keller  •  Mathew Mackay  •  Kathleen Robertson

The Old Maid (1972)

Muriel is a shy woman who bluffs and blusters around in order to hide her shyness and to protect her loneliness, even though she longs wistfully for a companion of some sort. She has been lonely so long that now she is an old maid and has never been wooed. In this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Blanc
CAST:  Philippe Noiret  •  Annie Girardot  •  Maria Schneider  •  Marthe Keller

Muriel is a shy woman who bluffs and blusters around in order to hide her shyness and to protect her loneliness, even though she longs wistfully for a companion of some sort. She has been lonely so long that now she is an old maid and has never been wooed. In this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Blanc
CAST:  Philippe Noiret  •  Annie Girardot  •  Maria Schneider  •  Marthe Keller

My Best Enemy (2011)

Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their extraordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Murnberger
CAST:  Moritz Bleibtreu  •  Georg Friedrich  •  Ursula Strauss  •  Marthe Keller

Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their extraordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Murnberger
CAST:  Moritz Bleibtreu  •  Georg Friedrich  •  Ursula Strauss  •  Marthe Keller

Seven Minutes (1989)

A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Klaus Maria Brandauer
CAST:  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Rebecca Miller  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Hans-Michael Rehberg

A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Klaus Maria Brandauer
CAST:  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Rebecca Miller  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Hans-Michael Rehberg

Red Kiss (1985)

1952, Paris. Nadia, a Red Diaper baby, has a sister, Polish parents, and at 15 is an active Communist. When cops beat her during an anti-American demonstration, she's rescued by a "Match" photographer. As the friendship becomes a love affair and her slogans are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Véra Belmont
CAST:  Charlotte Valandrey  •  Lambert Wilson  •  Marthe Keller  •  Laurent Terzieff

1952, Paris. Nadia, a Red Diaper baby, has a sister, Polish parents, and at 15 is an active Communist. When cops beat her during an anti-American demonstration, she's rescued by a "Match" photographer. As the friendship becomes a love affair and her slogans are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Véra Belmont
CAST:  Charlotte Valandrey  •  Lambert Wilson  •  Marthe Keller  •  Laurent Terzieff

Bouquet final (2008)

Recruté comme directeur commercial Paris d'une entreprise américaine de pompes funèbres, Gabriel part trois mois en stage sur le terrain. Il parvient à dissimuler son nouveau job à ses parents et à son amoureuse, Claire, qui voient en lui un grand musicien, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Delgado
CAST:  Didier Bourdon  •  Marc-André Grondin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Chantal Neuwirth

Recruté comme directeur commercial Paris d'une entreprise américaine de pompes funèbres, Gabriel part trois mois en stage sur le terrain. Il parvient à dissimuler son nouveau job à ses parents et à son amoureuse, Claire, qui voient en lui un grand musicien, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Delgado
CAST:  Didier Bourdon  •  Marc-André Grondin  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Chantal Neuwirth

Only the Wind Knows the Answer (1974)

The yacht of millionaire Hellmann explodes in the Mediterranean Sea, with him and 8 men crew on board. Insurance agent Lucas investigates at the Cote D'Azur, because there's the suspicion that it could have been suicide. He finds out that Hellmann's villa was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Vohrer
CAST:  Maurice Ronet  •  Marthe Keller  •  Karin Dor  •  Raymond Pellegrin

The yacht of millionaire Hellmann explodes in the Mediterranean Sea, with him and 8 men crew on board. Insurance agent Lucas investigates at the Cote D'Azur, because there's the suspicion that it could have been suicide. He finds out that Hellmann's villa was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Vohrer
CAST:  Maurice Ronet  •  Marthe Keller  •  Karin Dor  •  Raymond Pellegrin

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DIRECTION:  Franz-Josef Spieker
CAST:  Herbert Fux  •  Bernd Herzsprung  •  Rainer Basedow  •  Ellen Umlauf

Miserere (2013)

Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvain White
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  JoeyStarr  •  Helena Noguerra  •  Marthe Keller

Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvain White
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  JoeyStarr  •  Helena Noguerra  •  Marthe Keller

In a Rush (2012)

Ada was settled in her life, she was pleased with it, or thought she was. She was one half of a couple who seemed happy, she'd had a child, was even due to get married, and wham... she met Paul... And this Paul was writer to boot, who lived alone with his grown ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
CAST:  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Marthe Keller  •  Valentina Cervi  •  Alice de Lencquesaing

Ada was settled in her life, she was pleased with it, or thought she was. She was one half of a couple who seemed happy, she'd had a child, was even due to get married, and wham... she met Paul... And this Paul was writer to boot, who lived alone with his grown ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
CAST:  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Marthe Keller  •  Valentina Cervi  •  Alice de Lencquesaing

Joan Lui (1985)

In a world ravaged by violence, and other serious social problems, Joan - a character that alludes to Christ (which represents the return to Earth) arrives to Italy by train and preaching for the salvation of mankind, condemning the hypocrisy and hedonism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adriano Celentano
CAST:  Adriano Celentano  •  Claudia Mori  •  Marthe Keller  •  Federica Moro

In a world ravaged by violence, and other serious social problems, Joan - a character that alludes to Christ (which represents the return to Earth) arrives to Italy by train and preaching for the salvation of mankind, condemning the hypocrisy and hedonism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adriano Celentano
CAST:  Adriano Celentano  •  Claudia Mori  •  Marthe Keller  •  Federica Moro

The Giants (2011)

Brothers Danny and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the house to a local drug dealer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bouli Lanners
CAST:  Zacharie Chasseriaud  •  Martin Nissen  •  Paul Bartel  •  Marthe Keller

Brothers Danny and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the house to a local drug dealer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bouli Lanners
CAST:  Zacharie Chasseriaud  •  Martin Nissen  •  Paul Bartel  •  Marthe Keller

Page Eight (2011)

Johnny is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss dies suddenly, leaving behind an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the organisation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Bill Nighy  •  Michael Gambon

Johnny is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss dies suddenly, leaving behind an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the organisation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Bill Nighy  •  Michael Gambon

Le Guêpier (1976)

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DIRECTION:  Roger Pigaut
CAST:  Claude Brasseur  •  Marthe Keller  •  Gabriele Ferzetti  •  Vicky Messica

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DIRECTION:  Roger Pigaut
CAST:  Claude Brasseur  •  Marthe Keller  •  Gabriele Ferzetti  •  Vicky Messica

The Devil by the Tail (1969)

In this comedy, a run-down hotel drums up customers by sabotaging passing cars. The stuck motorists are then obliged to stay. Unfortunately, one of the sabotaged cars belongs to a bank robber. The hotel staff wants the robber out, but they also want to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Madeleine Renaud  •  Maria Schell  •  Jean Rochefort

In this comedy, a run-down hotel drums up customers by sabotaging passing cars. The stuck motorists are then obliged to stay. Unfortunately, one of the sabotaged cars belongs to a bank robber. The hotel staff wants the robber out, but they also want to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Madeleine Renaud  •  Maria Schell  •  Jean Rochefort
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