ALICE IN THE CITIES
1974, 110 min, West Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

At an airport beset with delays, journalist Philip Winter (Rudiger Vogler) is booking a flight home to his native Germany from the United States in an attempt to distract himself from a particularly clingy bout of writer's block, when he meets and befriends fellow German Lisa and her nine-year-old daughter Alice (Yella Rotlander). Philip agrees to temporarily look after Alice when the three share a hotel room for the evening, but it quickly becomes apparent that the mother has no immediate plans of returning for her child. Together Philip and Alice travel to Europe and begin a search through various German cities for Alice's grandmother in director Wim Wenders' sensitive and thoughtful meditation on loneliness and the surprising ways companionship can surface. In German with English subtitles.


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