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Name: Wim Wenders  
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Date of Birth: 14th August 1945
Place of Birth: Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Profession: Director
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Wilhelm Ernst ("Wim") Wenders (born August 14, 1945) is a German-born film director, author and producer.

Wenders received Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985 for his movie Paris, Texas, he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium in 2005 and received the Leopard of honour at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2005. Much of the visually stunning cinematography in his movies were as a result of a highly productive collaboration with cinematographer Robby Muller. He also worked with the famous writer Peter Handke, adapting his book The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Kick for his first movie and then collaborating in one of his most famous movies: "Wings of desire".

Films include

  • Summer in the City, 1970.
  • Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Kick), 1972. Adaptation of a novella by Peter Handke, who also wrote the film dialogue.
  • Der scharlachrote Buchstabe (The Scarlet Letter), 1972. Adapted from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  • Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities), 1974.
  • Falsche Bewegung (Wrong Movement), 1975.
  • Im Lauf der Zeit (Kings of the Road), 1976.
  • Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend), 1977. Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's Game.
  • Lightning over Water, 1979 (? or 1980?). A documentary about the last days of Nicholas Ray, director of Rebel Without a Cause and many other films.
  • Hammett, 1982.
  • The State of Things, 1982.
  • Reverse Angle:NYC, 1982. A documentary about his disputes with Francis Ford Coppola while filming Hammett.
  • Chambre 666, 1983.
  • Paris, Texas, 1984.
  • Der Himmel über Berlin Wings of Desire, 1987. Written with Peter Handke.
  • Until the End of the World, 1991.
  • In weiter Ferne, so nah! Faraway, So Close!, 1993.
  • The Brothers Skladonowsky or Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky in German, also known as A Trick of the Light 1995.
  • The End of Violence, 1997.
  • The Million Dollar Hotel, 2000.
  • Buena Vista Social Club, 2000.
  • Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet, 2002. (Segment "Twelve miles to Trona") (Short)
  • Land Of Plenty, 2004.
  • Don't Come Knocking, 2005.


  • Wenders Bibliography (via UC Berkeley)

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