Alice in the Cities

Alice in the Cities

Directed by Wim Wenders • 1974 • West Germany

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' -- John Lennon said it in 1980, but Wim Wenders filmed this same construct on reality in 1974 as ALICE IN THE CITIES. His story of a German photographer (Rüdiger Vogler) visiting the United States who finds an unexpected new chapter in his life opened through his chance meeting with a mother (Lisa Kreuzer) and her nine-year-old daughter Alice (Yella Rottländer) is regarded as one of the highlights of his early feature film work.

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Alice in the Cities
  • Alice in the Cities

    Directed by Wim Wenders • 1974 • West Germany

    Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' -- John Lennon said it in 1980, but Wim Wenders filmed this same construct on reality in 1974 as ALICE IN THE CITIES. His story of a German photographer (Rüdiger Vogler) visiting the U...

Extras

  • ALICE IN THE CITIES Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2005, features director Wim Wenders and actors Rüdiger Vogler and Yella Rottländer. It is presented in German with English subtitles.

  • Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, and Lisa Kreuzer on ALICE IN THE CITIES

    This 2016 program features interviews with actors Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, and Lisa Kreuzer.

  • Restoring Time

    This short documentary from 2015 discusses the ongoing work by the Wim Wenders Foundation to restore the filmmaker’s early output.

  • Same Player Shoots Again

    The following short film was directed by Wim Wenders in 1967.

  • Silver City Revisited

    The following short film was directed by Wim Wenders in 1968.

  • Outtakes

    The following is sixteen minutes of outtakes and on-set footage from the shooting of ALICE IN THE CITIES. The material is silent but is presented here with music from CAN’s score for the film.