Paris, Texas

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Paris, Texas

A man in a red baseball cap comes stumbling over the Mexican border and into the Texan desert, mute, bowed but driven by an obsessive quest. When his brother (Stockwell) drives him (Stanton) home to LA, the shards of his broken life are painfully pieced together in fits and starts of talk. Four years ago he 'lost' his family; now he has returned to find them. Reunited with his 7-year-old son, he travels to Houston, where he finds his wife (Kinski) working in a peep-show. Wenders once more finds himself on the borders of experience, finally achieving an unprecedented declaration of the heart, even if man and wife can only perceive each other through a glass darkly. Wenders' collaboration with writer Sam Shepard is a master-stroke, wholly beneficial to both talents; if Wenders' previous film, The State of Things, was on the very limits of possibility, this one, through its final scenes, pushes the frontier three steps forward into new and sublime territory.

By: CPea

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Sunday November 18 1984
Duration: 148 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Wim Wenders
Screenwriter: Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton
Dean Stockwell
Aurore Clément
Hunter Carson
Nastassja Kinski
Bernhard Wicki
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