Alice in the Cities 1974

director: Wim Wenders  


Genre

Country

West Germany

Alternative Titles

  • Alice in den Städten

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Synopsis

"A fine, tightly controlled, intelligent and ultimately touching film..." New York Times. Wim Wenders' (Director of 'Hammett') funny, observant film tells the story of a young reporter's failure to turn in a story after a confusing assignment in the USA and his subsequent odyssey across Germany in the company of a little girt who has lost her mother. Alice is jealous of the erotic adventures of her companion. Her observations and thoughts outwit logic and lead to many misunderstandings between them. At the same time, Alice forces Felix to forget America and accept the realities of Germany. Yella Rottlander gives a beautifully judged performance as Alice, a pretty mischievious [sic] little girl to whom Felix could hardly fail to respond. Her childish inability to describe her grandmother's house (for which they are searching) exactly mirrors his own inability to convey his impressions of the USA. Eventually he comes to recognise that he will find the story that eluded him in all his journeying across America in this one encounter with a small, but distinctive, human being.

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Available on VHSAvailable on Betamax

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Distributor Palace
Catalogue Number PVC2023A
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Release Date February 1983
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Notes German language with English subtitles
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