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A Trick of the Light

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Udo Kier, Nadine Büttner, Christoph Merg, Otto Kuhnle, Lucie Hürtgen-Skladanowsky


The birth of German cinema comes to life in one of WIM WENDERS' most charming and playful films. Working with a group of film students, the acclaimed director (Kings of the Road, Wings of Desire) celebrates the century of cinema by reappraising the importance of the Skladanowsky Brothers, one of the pioneers of early cinema.

Alice in the Cities

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Kochl


One of the key films of the New German Cinema, ALICE IN THE CITIES marked the emergence of Wim Wenders as one of the most distinctive European filmmakers of the 1970s. It is also widely accepted to be one of the director's most poignant films and the first to be shot partly in the United States.

Buena Vista Social Club

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Ry Cooder, Joaquim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén Gonzáles, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo, Juan de Marcos Gonzales


Cuba's rich and colourful past comes vividly to life in this legendary, Oscar-nominated documentary from director Wim Wenders (PARIS, TEXAS, WINGS OF DESIRE).

Kings of the Road

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler


The final part of Wim Wenders' loose trilogy of road movies (following on from Alice in the Cities and Wrong Move), KINGS OF THE ROAD (aka IN THE COURSE OF TIME) has been hailed as one of the best films of the 1970s and remains Wenders' most remarkable portrait of his own country.

Land of Plenty

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Wendell Pierce, Shaun Toub


Angered by the American government's response to the events of 11 September 2001, LAND OF PLENTY is one of WIM WENDERS' most impassioned films.

Lisbon Story

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Rüdiger Vogler, Patrick Bauchau, Teresa Salgueiro, Madredeus, Manoel de Oliveira


Internationally acclaimed director Wim Wenders (PARIS, TEXAS, WINGS OF DESIRE) presents an affectionate portrait of Portugal’s capital city in this engaging and beguiling drama.

Nick's Film - Lightning Over Water

Director: Wim Wenders, Nicholas Ray

Cast Summary: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders, Ronee Blakley, Susan Ray, Tom Farrell


WIM WENDERS first met the legendary maverick director NICHOLAS RAY when he cast him in The American Friend. Their friendship developed and when it became clear that Ray's cancer was terminal, he agreed to make a film with his young director friend. What transpired now stands as a tribute to a great filmmaker and one of Wim Wenders' most personal films.

Notebook on Cities and Clothes

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Yohji Yamamoto


In 1989, WIM WENDERS was commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou to make a film about fashion and its place in contemporary society. Initially bemused by the offer, the award-winning director chose to focus on a designer whose work he was both familiar with and felt comfortable in, Yohji Yamamoto.

One Who Set Forth

Director: Marcel Wehn

Cast Summary: Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders, Peter Handke, Robby Müller, Rüdiger Vogler, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer


The early films of Wim Wenders are now regarded as landmarks of European film. Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move and Kings of the Road became foundations of the German New Wave and cemented the reputation of their director.

Paris, Texas

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

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


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.

Room 666

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Steven Spielberg, Yimaz Güney, Michelangelo Antonioni, R. W. Fassbinder


During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, WIM WENDERS invited a group of filmmakers to discuss the future of film in front of a video camera, in an empty hotel room. The fifteen directors who responded to the invitation present a fascinating document of attitudes towards cinema at a moment when the medium's power was seen to decline.

The American Friend

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Lisa Kreuzer


In THE AMERICAN FRIEND, acclaimed director Wim Wenders transforms Patricia Highsmith's Ripley's Game into a gripping European noir.

The Scarlet Letter

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Senta Berger, Hans-Christian Blech, Lou Castel, Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer.


From iconic director Wim Wenders, adapted from the best-selling novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The puritanical village of Salem, Massachusetts is shaken to its very core when a young woman by the name of Hester Prynne gives birth to a fatherless child.

The State of Things

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Patrick Bauchau, Viva Auder, Isabelle Weingarten, Samuel Fuller, Allen Goorwitz, Roger Corman


"This making movies is…suicide.” Acclaimed director Wim Wenders’ most corrosive statement on the art of filmmaking, THE STATE OF THINGS (PARIS, TEXAS, WINGS OF DESIRE) is a powerful journey into the underbelly of the American film industry.

Tokyo-Ga

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Chishu Ryu, Yuharu Atsuta, Werner Herzog


In TOKYO-GA, WIM WENDERS travels to the city of his cinematic hero, YASUJIRO OZU, hoping to still find the spirit of the director in the twenty years since his death. Featuring an encounter with fellow filmmaker WERNER HERZOG, a conversation with one of Ozu?s regular actors, CHISHU RYU, and a moving tribute by the director?s long-term cameraman, YUUHARU ATSUTA, TOKYO-GA celebrates the work of a director whose films 'actually and continuously dealt with life itself'.

Wings of Desire

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary:

Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk


In WINGS OF DESIRE, director Wim Wenders' (Paris, Texas, Alice in the Cities) most metaphysical work, a guardian angel desires nothing more than to be human.

Wrong Move

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast Summary: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Nastassja Kinski, Ivan Desny, Marianne Hoppe, Peter Kern, Lisa Kreuzer


Following their successful collaboration on The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Kick, Wim Wenders and playwright Peter Handke reunite for WRONG MOVE - the second instalment of Wenders's acclaimed road movie trilogy (bookended by Alice and the Cities and Kings of the Road).
 
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