Alice in the cities = Alice in den Stadten

Germany (West), 1974

Film
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Through the story of a disillusioned young photojournalist who, returning from a fruitless assignment in the States, unwittingly becomes involved in a little girl’s search for her family in the North German industrial heartland, Wenders forges a distinctly European variation on the road movie. Few films capture so evocatively the feeling of life in the 20th century technological jungle, but for all its vistas of alienation and Americanisation, “Alice in the cities” finally resolves itself into a touching, indeed moving, affirmation of human relationships in an otherwise bleak world. Cast includes Rudiger Vogler and Yella Rottlander, with a haunting musical score by Can.

Credits

director
producer

Joachim von Mengershausen

production company

Filmverlag der Autoren

Duration

01:50:00:00

Production places
Germany (West)
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38691

Language

German

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Drama

Drama → Road movies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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