Directed by Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders is cinema’s preeminent poet of the open road, soulfully tracing the journeys of wanderers and drifters searching for themselves. Over the course of his incredible five-decade career, Wenders has traversed the landscapes of his native Germany (ALICE IN THE CITIES, KINGS OF THE ROAD), the highways of the American Southwest (PARIS, TEXAS), and the dream worlds of angels (WINGS OF DESIRE), working with master cinematographers like Robby Müller and Henri Alekan to create some of the most indelible images in all of modern cinema. Moving restlessly between exquisite narrative works and innovative documentaries like TOKYO-GA and PINA, Wenders remains a vital and prolific creative force, following his inspiration across the world wherever it may lead.
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Alice in the Cities
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 journal...
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1975 • Germany
Starring Hanna Schygulla, Peter Kern, Nastassja Kinski
With depth and style, Wim Wenders updates a late-eighteenth-century novel by Goethe, transposing it to 1970s West Germany and giving us the story of an aimless writer (Rüdiger Vogler) who leaves his h...
Kings of the Road
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1976 • Germany
Starring Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler
A roving film projector repairman (Rüdiger Vogler) saves the life of a depressed psychologist (Hanns Zischler) who has driven his Volkswagen into a river, and they end up on the road together, traveling from one rur...
The American Friend
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1977 • Germany
Starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz
Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with THE AMERICAN FRIEND, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “Ripley’s Game.” Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American a...
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1984 • France, West Germany
Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski
New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (WINGS OF DESIRE) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in PARIS, TEXAS, a profoundly moving character study written by ...
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1985 • United States, Germany
On the streets of Tokyo and in meetings with some of Yasujiro Ozu's legendary collaborators, renowned director Wim Wenders explores the world of Ozu, whom Wenders considers 'a sacred treasure of cinema.'
Wings of Desire
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1987 • Germany, France
Starring Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Peter Falk
WINGS OF DESIRE is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the peopl...
Until the End of the World
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1991 • Germany, France, Australia
Starring William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Sam Neill
Conceived as the ultimate road movie, this decades-in-the-making science-fiction epic from Wim Wenders follows the restless Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) across continents as she...
Directed by Wim Wenders • 2008 • Germany
A photographer moves to Palermo in order to escape from his past. There, he meets a young woman and attempts to adhere to his new way of life.
Same Player Shoots Again
Directed by Wim Wenders • 1968 • West Germany
Wim Wenders’ second short film—and his first surviving work—is a fractured, experimental take on a crime thriller in which a single shot is repeated five times with five different color filters, a structure described by the director as having “a lot ...