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Directed by Percy Adlon
Written by Percy Adlon
Felix Adlon
Starring k.d. lang
Rosel Zech
Oscar Kawagley
Release date(s) 1991
Running time 95 minutes
Country Germany
Language English
German with subtitles

Salmonberries is a 1991 drama film directed by Percy Adlon and written by Adlon and his son Felix. It stars k.d. lang as Kotzebue, a young woman of androgynous appearance who works as a (male) miner in Alaska, and Rosel Zech as Roswitha, an East German immigrant and librarian. The movie takes place in Kotzebue, Alaska and Berlin, Germany, shortly after reunification; the dialog is mostly English but includes some German with English subtitles.


  • Oscar Kawagley as Butch
  • Rosel Zech as Roswitha
  • k.d. lang as Kotzebue
  • Eugene Omiak as Gvy
  • Wayne Waterman as Ronnie
  • Jane Lind as Noayak
  • Chuck Connors as Bingo Chuck
  • Alvira H. Downey as Izzy
  • Wolfgang Steinberg as Albert
  • Christel Merian as Albert's wife
  • George Barril as Bingo attendant
  • Gary Albers as Tight rope walker


Salmonberries has won several awards:

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