Wim Wenders and
Hochschule für Fernsehen
und Film, Munich
16 mm/ B&W
116 min.(125 min.)
discharges Hans into a freedom as inhospitable as the winter
weather. As a stranger, he strays in familiar streets, bars,
flies to a friend in Berlin.
Always fleeing from invisible enemies.
Always on the way to an indeterminate goal.
Wenders' graduation film for the Academy of Film and Television
marked out Wenders' innovative and individual style, which
was to become such a recognizable characteristic of his later
hero's path is at once an escape route and a way of finding
himself through the medium of travel."