Wrong Move Wrong Move
  • Germany
  • 1975
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • German
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  • Spine #815

With depth and style, Wim Wenders updates a late-eighteenth-century novel by Goethe, transposing it to 1970s West Germany and giving us the story of an aimless writer (Rüdiger Vogler) who leaves his hometown to find himself and winds up befriending a group of other travelers. Seeking inspiration to help him escape his creative funk, he instead discovers the limits of attempts to refashion one’s identity. One of the director’s least seen but earthiest and most devastating soul searches, Wrong Move features standout supporting performances from New German Cinema regulars Hanna Schygulla and Peter Kern and, in her first film appearance, Nastassja Kinski.

Cast

Wilhelm MeisterRüdiger Vogler
LaertesHans Christian Blech
Therese FarnerHanna Schygulla
MignonNastassja Nakszynski
Bernhard LandauPeter Kern
The industrialistIvan Desny
The motherMarianne Hoppe
JanineElisabeth Kreuzer
SchaffnerAdolph Hansen

Credits

DirectorWim Wenders
ProducerPeter Genée
Screenplay (based on Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship)Peter Handke and Wim Wenders
Directors of photographyRobby Müller and Martin Schäfer
EditorsPeter Przygodda and Barbara von Weitershausen
SoundMartin Müller and Klaus Peter Kaiser
Assistant directorMickey Kley
MusicJürgen Knieper
Assistant editorKlaus Peter Kaiser
Rerecording mixerPaul Schöler
WardrobeHeidi Lüdi

Disc Features

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
  • Audio commentary featuring Wenders
  • New interview with Wenders, directed and conducted by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
  • New interviews with actors Rüdiger Vogler and Lisa Kreuzer
  • Super 8 footage from the film’s production
  • New English subtitle translation by Wenders

Film Essays

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Wim Wenders: “Between Me and the World”

By Michael Almereyda June 04, 2016

Wim Wenders’s road movies, Michael Almereyda writes, are “at once minimal and romantic, austere and lyrical,” focusing on questions—of individuals and society, culture and nature—that Wenders . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Wrong Move: Utter Detachment, Utter Truth

By James Robison June 01, 2016

With Wrong Move, Wim Wenders made “a movie about the impossibility of moviemaking, a road movie about the uselessness of travel, a literary film about the impossibility of communication.” Read more »

Clippings

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A Robby Müller Retrospective

June 09, 2016

Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller has given us some of the most transcendent images ever captured on-screen. Since beginning his career in the late sixties, he has lensed a wealth of indelible . . . Read more »


On Five

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Wim Wenders: Songs from Along the Road

June 07, 2016

“One of the discoveries of the road movies was not only that you could travel and work and make a film at the same time, and improvise it, but that rock and roll could also be, in the true . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Wim Wenders: “Between Me and the World”

By Michael Almereyda June 04, 2016

Wim Wenders’s road movies, Michael Almereyda writes, are “at once minimal and romantic, austere and lyrical,” focusing on questions—of individuals and society, culture and nature—that Wenders . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Wrong Move: Utter Detachment, Utter Truth

By James Robison June 01, 2016

With Wrong Move, Wim Wenders made “a movie about the impossibility of moviemaking, a road movie about the uselessness of travel, a literary film about the impossibility of communication.” Read more »

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