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2,825 Ratings

Alice in the Cities

Alice in den Städten

Directed by Wim Wenders
West Germany, 1974
Drama

Synopsis

Phillip is a roving German reporter who, after a chance encounter with an elusive American woman, reluctantly accepts temporary custody of little Alice. Their friendship grows while traveling through various European cities on a search for the girl’s grandmother.

Alice in the Cities Directed by Wim Wenders
The odd pairing of a young girl and a strange grown man doesn’t so much incite lewd questions here as it provides the points of view that drive Alice: an appreciation for history and maturity for existential lingerings, as well as the excitable, childlike outlook of Alice as they traipse through New York and Germany.
April 19, 2017
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The Road Trilogy was made by a young filmmaker extending his reach, his resources, achieving early maturity and mastery. It’s extremely rare to find movies this open-ended and assured, lucid and lyrical, tender and truthful, anchored in the here and now yet timeless. They are brimming with a sense of shared adventure.
June 04, 2016
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Alice in the Cities has been one of my very favorite films, and a guiding light, since I first saw it at the Nuart in Santa Monica in the 1970s. How do you explain why you love someone or a work of art? Hopefully, it’s something you spend a lifetime trying to understand. Alice spoke to me specifically as a female in the world, as a young mother, confused, passionate, and messy, and as someone who remembered being a child filled with wonder and complicated feelings.
May 31, 2016
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