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Paris, Texas

Director: Wim Wenders

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  1984

Cannes Award Bafta Award

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Synopsis

With his outsider's view of America, Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Alice in the Cities) transforms PARIS, TEXAS into a haunting tale of loss, redemption and the ties that bind families together, and is arguably Wenders' greatest achievement.

Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton) walks out of the desert after four years, to the amazement of his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Reunited with Hunter, his seven-year-old son, Travis decides that they should search for his ex-wife (Nastassja Kinski) so that they can be a family once again.

Beautifully shot by Robbie Müller, Sam Shepard's beguilingly simple story is stunningly realised by Wenders, whose stark imagery is accompanied by Ry Cooder's acclaimed score.

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Director prize at BAFTA in 1985, PARIS, TEXAS is rightly regarded as one of the artistic triumphs of contemporary world cinema.

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Cast

Starring: 

Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clement, Hunter Carson

Credits

Director: Wim Wenders

Writer(s): 

Sam Shepard

Producers: 

Chris Sievernich, Wim Wenders

Editor:  Peter Przygodda

Cinematographer:  Robby Müller

Music: 

Ry Cooder

Production Details

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  1984

Language:  English

Duration:  139 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

Original aspect ratio:  1.66:1

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama
  • Road Movie

DVD Release Date:  28th July 2008

Also available on Blu-Ray:  28th January 2013

Reviews

EMPIRE

"Wim Wenders's masterpiece"

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EMPIRE

THE SUNDAY TIMES

"towering in its vision, powerful in its dialogue and emotionally heart-rending... a masterful command of cinema... see this film"

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THE SUNDAY TIMES

FILM FOUR

"beautiful... an iconic performance of understated genius"

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TIME OUT

"a master-stroke... sublime"

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ROGER EBERT

"true, deep, and brilliant"

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DEREK MALCOLM, THE GUARDIAN

"it brings magic back to the cinema... Stanton is magnificent... a modern classic"

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DEREK MALCOLM, THE GUARDIAN

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