Paris, Texas ”is Wim Wenders’ best-known, acclaimed and most successful film, winning numerous awards, including the Golden Palm Branch and the Jury Prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
This unusual road movie, a movingly poetic story of family reunion by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, tells the story of Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), a man who has disappeared into his personal hell. Travis, who has been considered dead for years, will one day appear in an endless desert without remembering anything about his past. In his film, Wenders paints a comforting portrait of America, a country where people can’t bear anywhere. It is an infinite, powerful and resource-rich land where people can lose themselves hopelessly. A film like sad poetry, the beauty of which hurts.
On the background of Robby Müller’s melancholic sunburned landscapes, Ry Cooder’s enchanting ghost guitar creates the mood. The crown of the movie is the excellent performances by Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski.
Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell
Subtitle Language: English