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Der Stand der Dinge

Wim Wenders West Germany, 1982

sanqfroid's rating of the film The State of Things

A film in spite of Hollywood, stripping back the façade of modernity to reveal the grey bones of a wasteland which renders everyone an actor in the performance of survival, feeding on morsels of nostalgia before all melts. It is a demanding feature presenting a visual and sonic terrain that leaves the viewer lost within the grain of image and sound, like the isolation that walls in the actors at the end of a set.