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been a while that
we have hav a new film by the
noted German director Wim Wenders.
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moved back from San Francisco to his hative Germany,
and set up
operations in Berlin.
a successful fashion photographer (played by Campino, the singer
German punk band Die Toten Hosen) quits an
and moves to Sicily,
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where he takes up with
an art restorer (Giovanna Mezzogiorno),
solve the riddle of who is shooting at him with arrows.
It turns out to be Death, played ably and eerily by Dennis
and the existential moments are sometimes mystifyingly vague.
The production of the film was done while two masters of Cinema passed
Ingmar Bergman and
It is dedicted to them. While this movie seems like a mashup of both
of their styles. there is enough
of Wenders' impeccable taste in
direction to make this worthy of viewing if somewhat puzzling.
This film has
been making the rounds of film festivals worlwide.
It features a cameo
by Lou Reed, an excellent score, the laconic acting talend of
and the languid beauty of Giovanna Mezzogiorno. It was recorded in
three languages, with subtitles;
and will be shown at the Goethe Institut's "Berlin and Beyond" Film
Festival, January 15-21st at the Castro Theater
in San Francisco -- and January 24th in Point Arena, California.