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Where Is Parsifal? (1984)

A man whose wife entertains eccentric individuals, has no other choice to avoid ruin than to sell a patent on laser beams he invented...


Henri Helman


Berta Domínguez D. (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Parsifal Katzenellenbogen
Berta Domínguez D. Berta Domínguez D. ... Elba (as Cassandra Domenica)
Erik Estrada ... Henry Board II
Peter Lawford ... Montague Chippendale
Ron Moody ... Beersbohm
Donald Pleasence ... Mackintosh
Orson Welles ... Klingsor
Christopher Chaplin ... Ivan
Nancy Roberts Nancy Roberts ... Ruth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Beatty Arthur Beatty ... Jasper
Victoria Burgoyne ... Gabriella Veronica
Frank Jakeman ... Mafia Bodyguard
Ava Lazar ... Sheila
Vladek Sheybal


A man whose wife entertains eccentric individuals, has no other choice to avoid ruin than to sell a patent on laser beams he invented...

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Release Date:

19 July 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

C'è qualcosa di strano in famiglia See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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This is often incorrectly considered to be a lost film, since it has never been commercially available in the UK or USA, however the film was released on home video in at least Italy, Australia and the Netherlands during the 1980s. See more »


Klingsor: I am Klingsor the Nineteenth, overlord of an empire stretching across national frontiers from flower-filled Herzegovina to the far-flung lake shore of Chicago - where, as you know, there are only two seasons: winter... and August.
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Steven Schlaks composed the title theme tune which was re-arranged and orchestrated by the producers. They also used a lot of his music throughout the movie See more »

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8 February 2006 | by hectorsperaltaSee all my reviews

Actually, I enjoyed VERY much the film because it is all about Alexander Salkind and his wife's lives (Berta Dominguez). Had you had the chance to meet their incredible and surrealistic world (and lives), you could see how real this film is. Berta's role is played by herself, Parsifal (Tony Curtis) plays Alex's role; the housekeeper, the baron, are real life characters that used to hover about Berta's luxurious apartments in Paris. Christopher Chaplin plays Bertas real son, Ilya. Alex looking to raise money to produce his films. Berta with her younger lovers. The whole madness lived in their environment is very well represented in this film. Acknowledging that it was never meant to be released on cinemas, for family and personal reasons. And for the same reasons the credits show Cassandra Domenica instead of Berta Dominguez. I would love to see this film shown in cinema theatres, especially knowing it is the last film in which Orson Welles plays. Hector S. Peralta, Berta Dominguez's nephew.

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