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Der Stand der Dinge

Wim Wenders West Germany, 1982

DebraM's rating of the film The State of Things

I love movies about movies and this is one of the best and most audacious. Patrick Bauchau is simply wonderful as the beleaguered director, backed up by a great supporting cast. I always find the ending of this difficult (it feels out of step with the rest of the film) and I wonder if it was chosen more to please US audiences of the early 80s rather than serve the narrative