Alice in the Cities

Alice in the Cities
  • 1974
  • Germany
  • 1h 50min
  • U
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Written by: Wim Wenders, Veith von Fürstenberg
  • Cast: Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer
  • Language: German, English, Dutch

A despairing photojournalist travelling across the United States finds himself on a journey back to Germany in the company of a nine-year-old girl. In the search for her family, he finds himself becoming her surrogate parent and spiritual guide. Wise, perceptive and beautifully shot early Wenders. New 35mm print.

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Wim Wenders

4 Jan 2008

Exactly what it is about the films of Wim Wenders that tends to appeal to film lovers of all ages is difficult to pinpoint. Like his countryman Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wenders was born into the bankrupted GI Joe-colonised Germany at the end of WWII.

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