Wim Wenders

Wrong Move

Wrong Move

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.

Film Info

  • Wim Wenders
  • Germany
  • 1975
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • German
  • Spine #815

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 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

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 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
Wrong Move
Cast
Rüdiger Vogler
Wilhelm Meister
Hans Christian Blech
Laertes
Hanna Schygulla
Therese Farner
Nastassja Kinski
Mignon
Peter Kern
Bernhard Landau
Ivan Desny
The industrialist
Marianne Hoppe
The mother
Elisabeth Kreuzer
Janine
Adolph Hansen
Schaffner
Credits
Director
Wim Wenders
Producer
Peter Genée
Screenplay (based on Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship)
Peter Handke
Screenplay (based on Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship)
Wim Wenders
Directors of photography
Robby Müller
Directors of photography
Martin Schäfer
Editors
Peter Przygodda
Editors
Barbara v. Weitershausen
Sound
Martin Müller
Sound
Klaus Peter Kaiser
Assistant director
Mickey Kley
Music
Jürgen Knieper
Assistant editor
Klaus Peter Kaiser
Rerecording mixer
Paul Schöler
Wardrobe
Heidi Lüdi

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