R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.
'Wim Wender''s original rough cut for this film was twenty hours long ("It will never be seen!").
Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee:
I am neither a spy nor a jewel thief.
Eugene Fitzpatrick: What are you then?
Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee: You don't know? You followed me all around the world and you don't know who I am?
When Bert is shown as the guitarist in Chico's impromptu band for the first time, he hands the guitar to the green-shirted man on the bridge while the rest of the band keeps playing. But when the scene cuts to a different angle, Bert is still playing the guitar.
A fourth version, running 287 minutes, premiered on March 7, 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art as part of a Wim Wenders retrospective, with Wenders in attendance. It is a 4K restoration (by Arri Film & TV Services Berlin, supported by the French National Centre for Cinema (CNC)), but is different from the 'trilogy' version mentioned above, in that it is presented in one part (albeit with an intermission about 132 minutes in) with a single opening credit sequence. This is the version that will be released by the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-Ray in December, 2019. This will be the film's first physical release in the US since 1992.
English, French, Italian, Japanese, German
$38,553 29 December 1991
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