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Wenders, Wim

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Most widely held works by Wim Wenders
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

73 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released in 1987. Certificate. Running time122 mins
Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders( Visual )

166 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary recording featuring the recently re-discovered talents of Cuba's foremost folk musicians. It reveals astonishing life stories, vibrant personalities and unforgettable music of the brillantly talented but long-overlooked performers
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

193 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again
Inventing peace a dialogue on perception by Wim Wenders( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing Peace revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence. What are the ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing, and, most of all, what has become of the notion of peace in all this? In the form of a written dialogue, Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi consider this question as one of the fundamental issues of our times as well as the need to reinvent a visual and moral language for peace. Inspired by various cinematic, philosophical, literary and artistic examples, Wenders and Zournazi
Pina Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pina takes us on a visually and emotionally stunning journey of the works of Pina Bausch, the great German dancer and coreographer. We travel with her legendary dance troupe onto the stage, into the streets and the surrounding countrytside, experiencing Pina's unique creations as they transform the language of dance." -- Container
Banshun Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banshun: A widowed father feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Tokyo-ga: Legendary director Wim Wenders's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu
Don't come knocking by Wim Wenders( Visual )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Spence, a washed-up Western movie star, uses alcohol, drugs, and young women to escape from the pain of his life. One day he suddenly flees the set of his latest Western on horseback and goes to visit his mother in Nevada. She tells him that he might have a grown son in Montana, where he once had a fling with a local waitress. Howard sets out to meet his son with an insurance agent from his abandoned film in pursuit
Der amerikanische Freund by Wim Wenders( Visual )

53 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Hamburgse lijstenmaker Zimmerman, die aan een dodelijke ziekte lijdt, krijgt een kwart miljoen aangeboden als hij bereid is in Parijs een lid van de maffia neer te schieten
Faraway, so close!( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cassiel, an angel, decides to become human and experience life in post-cold war Berlin, he becomes unknowingly involved in the city's crime world
Emotion pictures : reflections on the cinema by Wim Wenders( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues, a musical journey by Mark Levin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders( Visual )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite blues artists: Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Part history, part personal pilgrimage, the film tells the story of these lives in music through an extended fictional film sequence, rare archival footage, present-day documentary scencs and voers of their songs by contemporary musicians
The Million Dollar Hotel by Wim Wenders( Visual )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a downtown fleabag hotel, a media mogul's son has died and FBI agent Skinner (Gibson) has been brought in to find the murderer among the hotel's guests
Cum mi-am petrecut sfârșitul lumii The way I spent the end of the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Romanian and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, Eva, her little brother Lalalilu, and their parents live in on the outskirts of Bucharest. Seven year old Lalalilu adores his sister, who is 17 and in love for the first time. She and her boyfriend Alexandru Vomicǎ accidentally break Ceausescu's statue while kissing in school. When caught, they are asked to apologize to the student body. Alex's father pressures him to do so but Eva refuses, is expelled, and transfers to technical school. There she meets Andrei, and together they plan to run away, swim the Danube, and escape from Romania. Learning of her plan, mischievous Lalalilu and his loyal group of rebellious friends plot to exact lethal revenge on the dictator Ceausescu for driving his sister away from home
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travis, presumed dead, reappears on the Mexican border, world-weary and an amnesiac. He traces his brother Walt who is bringing up Hunter, his seven-year-old son, his ex-wife Jane having abandoned him at Walt's door. Hunter and Travis begin to build a friendship and conspire to find Jane
Lightning over water( Visual )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979, Wim Wenders traveled to New York City to make a film with legendary director Nicholas Ray. As Ray lays dying of cancer, he reflects on his life and career. The resulting film tells a moving story both about friendship and a life in cinema
Notebook on cities and clothes by Wim Wenders( Visual )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on issues of identity -- how individuals see and define themselves based on clothes, where they live, how they see their place in the world. Profiles/interviews fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto as he and his staff prepare for presentation of a seasonal collection. Director/writer Wim Wenders compares the film and fashion industries, illustrating how they parallel one another
The end of violence by Wim Wenders( Visual )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manufacturing on-screen violence has created an entertainment empire for fast-lane Hollywood producer Mike Max. But when Max comes into possession of details concerning a top-secret, anti-crime satellite surveillance system, the information turns this master of imaginary mayhem into a real-life victim. Escaping into L.A.'s shadowy underworld, Max is forced into a heart-stopping confrontation with forces beyond his comprehension and violence beyond his deadliest fictional creations
The American friend( Visual )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris. DVD
Pina by Wim Wenders( Visual )

43 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009, transformed the language of dance with her extraordinary and revolutionary body of work. some of her greatest choreographies, brilliantly performed by her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble"--Container
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Alternative Names
Vendâsu, Vimu

Venders, Vim 1945-

Wei mu Wen de si 1945-

Weimu-Wendesi 1945-


Wenders , Ernst Wilhelm

Wenders, Ernst Wilhelm 1945-

Wenders, Wim

Wenders, Wim 1945-

Wendesi, Weimu 1945-

Wim Wenders

ヴェンダース, ヴィム

ヴェンダース, ヴィム 1945-

文德斯, 维姆 1945-

维姆·文德斯 1945-

Paris, TexasDon't come knockingEmotion pictures : reflections on the cinemaParis, TexasThe end of violenceThe American friendWim Wenders and Peter Handke collaboration, adaptation, recomposition