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Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road » Kings of the Road

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

  Courtesy of Janus Films

Kings of the Road—the final film in Wim Wenders's Road Trilogy—is about a friendship between two men. Bruno, aka King of the Road (Rüdiger Vogler), repairs film projectors and travels along the inner German border in his truck. Psychologist Robert, aka Kamikaze (Hanns Zischler), is fleeing his own past. When Robert drives his Volkswagen into the Elbe River, he is fished out by Bruno. Thus begins their journey through a German no-man's-land, from the Lüneburg Heath to the Bavarian Forest. The old moving van with the film projectors in the back becomes a metaphor for the history of film and also covers themes of loneliness and postwar Germany.

Image: Courtesy of Janus Films

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