Kings of the Road

5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
...or, King of the Road Movies. Wenders' epic, during which little happens, is one of the great films about men (with each other, without women), about travelling, about cinema (one of the central characters is a projection engineer visiting run-down cinemas), and about the effect of America in 'colonising' the European subconscious. The plot, such as it is, about two men meeting up, moving around Germany, and then splitting up again, is a loose framework for an investigation in various subjects that is marked by its emotional honesty, stunning visual organisation, lack of contrivance, and use of music. Marvellous.

Release details

176 mins

Cast and crew

Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
Rüdiger Vogler
Rudolf Schündler
Marquard Böhm
Hanns Zischler
Lisa Kreuzer

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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One of the first art house films I watched, long ago. Immediately got me hooked to road movies. The initial sequence is probably one of the best in the history of cinema. As the review says, nothing happens, but, in the spirit of the best road movies, you come out of the cinema a different person.