Wim Wenders

Alice in the Cities

Alice in the Cities

The first of the road films that would come to define the career of Wim Wenders, the magnificent Alice in the Cities is an emotionally generous and luminously shot odyssey. A German journalist (Rüdiger Vogler) is driving across the United States to research an article; it’s a disappointing trip, in which he is unable to truly connect with what he sees. Things change, however, when he has no choice but to take a young girl named Alice (Yella Rottländer) with him on his return trip to Germany, after her mother (Lisa Kreuzer)—whom he has just met—leaves the child in his care. Though they initially find themselves at odds, the pair begin to form an unlikely friendship.

Film Info

  • Wim Wenders
  • Germany
  • 1974
  • 113 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • German
  • Spine #814

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by director Wim Wenders, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • German-language audio commentary featuring Wenders and actors Rüdiger Vogler and Yella Rottländer
  • New interviews with Vogler, Rottländer, and actor Lisa Kreuzer
  • Outtakes from the film
  • Restoring Time, a 2015 short about the restoration work done by the Wim Wenders Foundation
  • Same Player Shoots Again (1967) and Silver City Revisited (1968), two newly restored early short films by Wenders
  • New English subtitle translation by Wenders

Available In

Collector's Set

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

Blu-Ray Box Set

3 Discs

$79.96

Collector's Set

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$79.96

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by director Wim Wenders, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • German-language audio commentary featuring Wenders and actors Rüdiger Vogler and Yella Rottländer
  • New interviews with Vogler, Rottländer, and actor Lisa Kreuzer
  • Outtakes from the film
  • Restoring Time, a 2015 short about the restoration work done by the Wim Wenders Foundation
  • Same Player Shoots Again (1967) and Silver City Revisited (1968), two newly restored early short films by Wenders
  • New English subtitle translation by Wenders
Alice in the Cities
Cast
Rüdiger Vogler
Phillip “Phil” Winter
Yella Röttlander
Alice
Elisabeth Kreuzer
Alice’s mother
Edda Köchl
Angela
Ernest Boehm
Publisher
Sam Presti
Car dealer
Lois Moran
Airport hostess
Didi Petrikat
Friend in Frankfurt
Hans Hirschmüller
With
Sibylle Baier
Mirko
Credits
Director
Wim Wenders
Producer
Wim Wenders
Producer
Peter Genée
Producer
Veith v. Fürstenberg
Screenplay
Wim Wenders
Screenplay
Veith v. Fürstenberg
Director of photography
Robby Müller
Editor
Peter Przygodda
Editor
Barbara v. Weitershausen
Sound
Martin Müller
Assistant director
Mickey Kley
Assistant camera
Martin Schäfer
Rerecording mixer
Paul Schöler
Music
CAN
Music
Chuck Berry
Music
Gustav Mahler
Music
Canned Heat
Music
Deep Purple
Music
Count Five
Music
Stories

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