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Wim Wenders

Director, Actor

Filmography (All Films)

Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty, TheGoalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty, The (1971)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Arthur Brauss
Enigmatic tale of a maturing goalkeeper who abandons his soccer team and ambles about Germany. Dir. Wender's typical sketchbook narrative provides…
Alice in the CitiesAlice in the Cities (1974)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kreuzer
A German journalist's homeward trek is diverted through various cities when he helps a young companion re–locate her family. Wenders'…
Wim Wenders Road MoviesWim Wenders Road Movies (Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road) (1974-1976)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Boxset compilation of a further three Wim Wenders touchstones, each variations on the quintessential road movie.
Wrong MoveWrong Move (1975)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Rudiger Vogler, Nastassja Kinski
A young writer works through his artistic angst and laments the decline of German society in Wenders disquieting road movie. Downbeat, but compelling…
American Friend, TheAmerican Friend, The (1976)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Bruno Ganz, Samuel Fuller, Nicholas Ray
Twisting thriller stars Bruno Ganz as an apparently terminally–ill man duped into murder. Dennis Hopper plays the American 'friend', while…
Kings of the RoadKings of the Road (1976)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Rudiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer
Two men embark on an odyssey of discovery along Germany's East/West border. A thoughtful, illuminating road movie that will ultimately reward…
Lightning Over WaterLightning Over Water (Nick's Movie) (1980) Recommended
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Nicholas Ray
A disturbing portrait of Hollywood film director Nicholas Ray's final days, shot by fan and friend Wim Wenders. Although he made some of the most…
Wim Wenders on FilmWim Wenders on Film (Lightning over Water, The State of Things, A Trick of the Light) (1980-1995) Recommended
Dir. Wim Wenders
Boxset of three underseen Wim Wenders classics, each concerning the agony and ectasy of filmmaking.
State of Things, TheState of Things, The (1982)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Patrick Bauchau, Samuel Fuller, Roger Corman
Reliving the personal turmoil of his first American production (HAMMETT), Wenders fashions a scathing yet oddly comedic…
Wim Wenders DocumentariesWim Wenders Documentaries (Room 666, Tokyo-Ga, Notebook on Cities and Clothes) (1982-1989)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Three documentaries from the hand of Wim Wenders, concerned with his chief obsessions in Japanese culture and the state of cinema.
Room 666Room 666 (1982)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders chews the fat with his contemporaries at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, provoking them into a debate on the future of film. Accosted…
HammettHammett (1983)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner
A chequered production history – conflict between director Wenders and exec producer Coppola, money problems – basically rendered the…
Paris, TexasParis, Texas (1984) Recommended
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski
The German director takes his enigmatic, dilatory style Stateside for this intoxicating work about a mysterious mute loner in search of his missing…
Tokyo-GaTokyo-Ga (1985)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders travels to Tokyo to deliver a love letter to Yasujiro Ozu and the surviving bastion of his films, actor Ryu Chishu, though ends up…
Wings of DesireWings of Desire (1987) Recommended
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander
Wenders ambitious and hypnotic film centres around two angels who can listen into human thought in pre–unified Berlin. This rich and surreal…
Notebook on Cities and ClothesNotebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Furthering his Japanese sojourn, Wim Wenders profiles fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, extracting some fascinating ruminations on the creative…
Until the End of the WorldUntil the End of the World (1991)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Sam Neill
Wim Wenders dream project, shot in nine countries, concerns global ambling at the end of the millenium before developing its best idea about…
Faraway, So CloseFaraway, So Close (1993)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz, Nastassja Kinski
WINGS OF DESIRE sequel is again about an angel who finds himself sucked back into humanity. This discusses politics and philosophy more directly than…
Trick of the Light, ATrick of the Light, A (Brothers Skladanowsky) (1995)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Udo Kier
Quirky, pseudo–documentary in the tradition of FORGOTTEN SILVER recreates through faux interviews and found footage the exploits of the…
End of Violence, TheEnd of Violence, The (1997)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Bill Pullman, Gabriel Byrne, Andie MacDowell
After a 5yr hiatus dir. Wim Wenders proffered this elliptical tale of alienation and desires for omniscience, this time enacted in sunswept,…
Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. Wim Wenders
A handful of sprightly elderly Cuban musicians assembled in 1996 by guitarist Ry Cooder produced, with their soulful, melodic jazz sound, the biggest…
Million Dollar Hotel, TheMillion Dollar Hotel, The (1999)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Mel Gibson, Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich
Dir. Wim Wenders (WINGS OF DESIRE) works–up his latest narrative of modern alienation in the scuzzy, titular hotel (which actually exists in…
The Blues: The Soul of a ManThe Blues: The Soul of a Man (2003)
Dir. Wim Wenders
The second part of Martin Scorcese's TV mini–series celebration of one of America's quintessential musical forms "the Blues". One of the…
Land of PlentyLand of Plenty (2004)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Michelle Williams, John Diehl
There's good intentions aplenty in dir. Wenders latest dramatic meditation on the state of post–9/11 America, set mainly around the…
Don't Come KnockingDon't Come Knocking (2005)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth
Desultry tale of a washed–out actor who goes missing from a film production and, with the insurance company on his tail, ends up uncovering…
Chacun Son CinemaChacun Son Cinema (To Each His Own Cinema) (2007) Recommended
Dir. Theo Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August
35 auteurs convey the meaning of cinema in less than three minutes each, in this epic commission to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film…
Palermo ShootingPalermo Shooting (2008)
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Campino , Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Dennis Hopper
A wild–living, world renowned German photographer travels to Sicily seeking a break from his past and encounters a beautiful woman and Dennis…
PinaPina (2011) Aro Favourite
Dir. Wim Wenders
A dazzling celebration of the late German dance pioneer Pina Bausch, whose challenging and subversive choreography is performed by those who danced…
Cathedrals of Culture (TV Series)Cathedrals of Culture (TV Series) (2014)
Dir. Wim Wenders, Robert Redford, Michael Glawogger
If buildings could talk, what would they say about us? `Cathedrals of Culture' offers six startling responses to this question. Filmed entirely in…
Salt of the Earth, TheSalt of the Earth, The (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
A visually stunning and deeply affecting portrait of SebastiĆ£o Salgado, an acclaimed humanitarian photographer, who for over forty years has…

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