Finn is a hard-living, internationally renowned photographer, who is burdened by morbid visions. When his wild lifestyle almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break, but his reality fractures. Saved by a mysterious and beautiful woman, he finally confronts Death himself.
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Wenders builds an impressive and quiet film, with beautiful actresses, incredible photography, offering different tones of color on each location, in which death takes effect on its important role in life, offering us the possibility to naturally assimilate it as a pure state of inevitability.
Plastic people living plastic lives. "Fuck you, you fucking fuck!" Don't live this life! Live this other life! "Let's fuck! I'll fuck anything that moves!" What do you do when the creative juices stop flowing? Make this movie, I guess. How do you think Bob Dylan feels?
Although there are important reflections about death and life (or death in life) in my opinion it's not Wender's best movie. But definitely worth seeing, especially because of some stunning visual sequences and the final dialogue with Dennis Hopper. After seeing it for the second time I keep wondering why Wender uses a bad actor like Campino.
Nach 35 Minuten habe ich es nicht mehr ausgehalten. – Als hätte ein Regie-Student zweiten Semesters (Privat-Uni) mit recht gutem Musikgeschmack sehr viel Geld bekommen und einen Film gedreht. Z.B. baut Campino (!) fast einen Unfall, fährt dann rechts ran und tut schockiert. Dann denkt er laut, er hätte tot sein können! Ach was!? Später gibt ein alter Mann (Udo Samel) weise Ratschläge. Nett-albern: Lou Reed als Geist.