Alice in the Cities
Alice in the Cities • 1h 53m
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1974 • West Germany
Starring Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, Elisabeth Kreuzer
The first of the road films that would come to define the career of Wim Wenders, the magnificent ALICE IN THE CITIES is an emotionally generous and luminously shot odyssey. A German journalist (Rüdiger Vogler) is driving across the United States to research an article; it’s a disappointing trip, in which he is unable to truly connect with what he sees. Things change, however, when he has no choice but to take a young girl named Alice (Yella Rottländer) with him on his return trip to Germany, after her mother (Lisa Kreuzer)—whom he has just met—leaves the child in his care. Though they initially find themselves at odds, the pair begin to form an unlikely friendship.
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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...
This 2016 program features interviews with actors Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, and Lisa Kreuzer.
This short documentary from 2015 discusses the ongoing work by the Wim Wenders Foundation to restore the filmmaker’s early output.