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Scene from "Alice in the Cities" (photo courtesy of Filmmuseum Berlin/Deutsche Kinemathek)

Phillip is a roving German reporter who, after a chance encounter with an elusive American woman, reluctantly accepts temporary custody of little Alice.

Their friendship grows while traveling through various European cities on a search for the girl´s grandmother. Inventive and witty, ALICE IN THE CITIES reflects on the influences of American pop culture on postwar Europe.

Wim Wenders was born in Düsseldorf in 1945. After discovering his love for cinema in Paris, he attended film school in Munich from 1967-1970. Also active as a photographer and writer, he has made more than 50 films since 1971 all over the world. A selection of his acclaimed films includes: THE GOALKEEPER'S FEAR OF THE PENALTY (1971), ALICE IN THE CITIES (1973), IN THE COURSE OF TIME (1976), THE AMERICAN FRIEND (1977), HAMMETT (1982), THE STATE OF THINGS (1982), PARIS, TEXAS (1984), WINGS OF DESIRE (1987), UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD (1991), FARAWAY, SO CLOSE! (1993), LISBON STORY (1994), THE END OF VIOLENCE (1997), BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (1998), THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL (2000), THE SOUL OF A MAN (2003), LAND OF PLENTY (2004), DON'T COME KNOCKING (2005), PALERMO SHOOTING (2008), PINA (2011), CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE (2013), THE SALT OF THE EARTH (2014), and EVERY THING WILL BE FINE (2015).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1973
Director Wim Wenders
Screenplay Wim Wenders, Veith von Fürstenberg
Cinematography Robby Müller
Peter Przygodda
Cast Didi Petrikat, Lois Moran, Sam Presti, Ernst Boehm, Edda Koechl, Lisa Kreuzer, Yella Rottlaender, Rüdiger Vogler
Producers Peter Geneé, Wim Wenders
Production Companies Produktion 1 im Filmverlag der Autoren/Munich, WDR
Length 110 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French, Japanese
Festivals Locarno 2004, BAFICI Buenos Aires 2009, Rome 2015, Poitiers 2015, Zurich 2018
Awards German Critics' Award 1974
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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