Wim Wenders

Kings of the Road

Kings of the Road

A roving film projector repairman (Rüdiger Vogler) saves the life of a depressed psychologist (Hanns Zischler) who has driven his Volkswagen into a river, and they end up on the road together, traveling from one rural German movie theater to another. Along the way, the two men, each running from his past, bond over their shared loneliness. Kings of the Road, captured in gorgeous compositions by cinematographer Robby Müller and dedicated to Fritz Lang, is a love letter to the cinema, a moving and funny tale of male friendship, and a portrait of a country still haunted by war.

Film Info

  • Wim Wenders
  • Germany
  • 1976
  • 176 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • German
  • Spine #816

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by director Wim Wenders, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • German-language audio commentary featuring Wenders
  • Outtakes from the film
  • New interviews with actors Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, and Lisa Kreuzer
  • 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

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by director Wim Wenders, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • German-language audio commentary featuring Wenders
  • Outtakes from the film
  • New interviews with actors Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, and Lisa Kreuzer
  • New English subtitle translation by Wenders

Kings of the Road
Cast
Rüdiger Vogler
Bruno Winter
Hanns Zischler
Robert Lander
Lisa Kreuzer
Pauline, cashier
Rudolf Schündler
Robert’s father
Marquard Bohm
Man who lost his wife
Dieter Traier
Paul, garage owner
Franziska Stömmer
Cinema owner
Patrick Kreuzer
Little boy
Peter Kaiser
Movie presenter
Michael Wiedemann
Teacher
Credits
Director
Wim Wenders
Producer, writer
Wim Wenders
Directors of photography
Robby Müller
Directors of photography
Martin Schäfer
Editor
Peter Przygodda
Sound
Martin Müller
Sound
Bruno Bollhalder
Script
Gretl Zeilinger
Script
Brigitte Thomas
Assistant director
Martin Hennig
Music
Improved Sound Limited
Composer
Axel Linstädt
Set design
Heidi Lüdi
Set design
Bernd Hirskorn
Truck
Michael Rabl
Songs
Chris Montez
Songs
Crispian St. Peters
Songs
Heinz
Songs
Roger Miller
Production manager
Michael Wiedemann
Location manager
Heinz Badewitz

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