God I love Wim Wenders. This is not a very accessible movie; it’s deeply into art-house territory. But if you have the patience for it it’s a beautiful meditation on the city of Berlin.
Wenders’ unique focus on music is in full effect here. Where other directors use nightclub scenes as backdrop, Wenders puts us front-row at a Nick Cave concert in a cramped Berlin club, and lets the characters do what real people do at a concert… close their eyes and get into the music.
I can’t bring myself to write a proper review… if you like sympathetic meditations on cities, people, and human details, then see this movie. It’s as simple as that.
this is actually my favorite movie of all time, and has been since about 1990
it’s also the basis for a crappy hollywood version (city of angels), and a u2 video
if you ever find the sequel (far away, so close) GRAB IT! i’ve been looking for it for 10 yeras
Through the wonder of Netflix, it’s already in the queue 😀
The one that’s REALLY hard to find is “Until the End of the World”, his epic masterwork. The only version of that released in the US was a drastically cut one-tape VHS version many years ago (which is still spellbinding). There’s now a much more complete 5-6 hour DVD version; but it’s only available in Italy and Germany last I checked.
jeebus….that movie was even longer??? LOL another favorite of mine…
incidentally, i have a dvd burner ya know…
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