A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out film-theatres. He meets up with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.
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Kings of the Road keeps coming back into my life. First saw it in my early teens. On VHS. It was two tapes long. I accidentally watched the second tape first. Watched it w/ my first love years later. Saw it at the BFI not much short of a decade after that. Now the Criterion Blu-ray. It is a movie about the road, sure. But it is preeminently a movie about being a man, and every time I pass it I am a new set of eyes.
amazing movie, arguably wender's best movie alongside wings of desire, it's beautiful to look and to grasp, quiet, honest, delightful scenes and music, really intense of the sense of place and space, hilarious and contemplating at the same time.,
easily one of my fave movie ever
All journeys made are made to the childhood. Our life is a journey rooted from childhood. We try to discover the heavenly earth we found in our childhood, in the rest of our life. Real journeys also involves a making account oneself. All journeys are made to oneself. I love Wenders.
I am in love with Wenders beautiful camera work and the way he lets life speak for itself. He has a great talent for choosing the musical background for the nice long shots (I specially love the ones from the landspace passing by) and his movies are so wonderfully slow (the first third mostly too slow:), plain, real and they give you somekind of comfort in accepting life as it is, But this one was too long.
Another beautiful, simple & gentle road-movie by WW about 2 nostalgic souls sharing some of the roads (be it physical venture into the unknown or mental longing for something irretrievable) we stumble upon while running through our lives that seem to be as useless and exciting at the same time as the movies screened in the doomed and forgotten cinemas. Orgasmic soundtrack.