Kings of the Road18

Directed by Wim Wenders | Germany | 1976 | 2h 56m | German w/ English subtitles | Starring Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolf Schündler

While traveling along the border between East and West Germany, a roving film projector repairman saves the life of a psychologist who has driven his car into a river. The two end up on the road together, traveling from one rural movie theater to another, bonded by their shared loneliness. Winner of the Critics Prize at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, Wim Wenders’ hypnotic road movie is a moving tale of male friendship and a portrait of a country still haunted by war.

Reviews

‘Bewilderment in a wasteland has rarely been filmed with such tender irony and sentimental optimism.’
Richard Brody, New Yorker

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