Road movie planétaire, science-fiction, drame, comédie, histoire d'amour, récit initiatique, ...
Jusqu'au bout du monde, c'est tout ça et même plus. Tout ce qu'est et doit être le cinéma.
A voir impérativement dans sa version complète de 4h40mn.
director's cut digitally restored version (5 hours !!!) A rare chance to see this projected happened at a Wenders series at TIFF Lightbox this weekend. This was a personal holy grail for this viewer having waited over 2 decades to see. To quote Wenders the known 2 1/2 hour cut is basically the 'reader's digest' version of the film and one must see the visionary full length cut to truly appreciate. cntd....
To fully appreciate it, you have to see the uncut 5 hour print, NOT the butchered 3 hr US version. I think its an epic masterpiece, and probably Wim Wenders' best film, even more than "Wings of Desire" or "Paris Texas". Great soundtrack too. ***** 5
What a ride. 5 hours of futuristic road movie glory. Wenders presents such an imaginative vision of the future in which we become even more obsessed with recorded images. Cameras that capture video for the blind to see and people who become addicted to recording and viewing their own dreams. Crazy stuff. And one of Max von Sydow's underrated performances. He's a masterful actor. This is no exception.
There are many films in one movie : a romantic roadie (like Jim JARMUCH's Only Lovers left alive), a (not convincing) sci-fi movie & a musical film Oh yes ... what & great music score ! Quel humaniste ce WENDERS, ce film est une hommage aux femmes, à l'amour, à la terre, aux pays ... Quant à l'argent ... dérisoire !! (n'empêche que le film a coûté 30 millions de $ :-)))).
This is the kind of sprawling, chaotic mess that could only be produced by an artist with real creative vision. Although the ideas and imagination are often dazzling, the film falls apart under the weight of Wenders' complete self-indulgence; with too many characters, locations, languages and loose-ends to really focus on the important things that make those rare moments of brilliance captivating and relatable.