The daughter of an American missionary, Lana (Michelle Williams) returns to the United States to begin her studies. She sets out to find her only other living relative – her uncle Paul. A Vietnam veteran, Paul is a reclusive vagabond. A tragic event unites them in a common goal to rectify a wrong.
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Nothing has pleased me more than Michelle Williams' move into somewhat more independent dramatic films and this is one where I can say she was one of the highlights. This is a simple and pure and quite affectations film about life post twin-towers. The flaws are perhaps in the bluntness of some of the images and the low-budget draw backs. But Wenders is commendable for doing just what he pleases.
Wenders, the worst of the festival-list directors, in the most terrible film in his career. I kind of feel for Michelle Williams here. This film is not bad like other Wenders' films are - this is simply grotesque. There are montage sequences of Williams dancing to bad music on earphones on top of a building - because, you know, her character is "sensitive". Watch it, seriously, and you'll get what I mean.