Big screen classics

Alice in the Cities

Alice in den Städten

Wenders’ touching, lyrical and witty odd-couple road-movie, lovingly shot by the late, great Robby Müller.

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West Germany 1973
Dir Wim Wenders
With Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, Lisa Kreuzer
English subtitles
Certificate U

A German writer finds himself unexpectedly lumbered with the young daughter of a woman he met in New York before flying back to Europe. As they drive around in search of the girl’s grandmother’s home, the odd couple’s relationship begins to feel the strain. A lyrical but mercifully unsentimental road movie, it features lustrous monochrome images shot on 16mm by the renowned Robby Müller.

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