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.