Philip Winter, a journalist with writer's block, becomes the guardian of eight year-old Alice (Yella Rottlander) when her mother leaves the girl with him briefly at an American airport, only never to return. Back in Germany, an unlikely friendship develops between the two as they embark on a journey to find Alice's grandmother.
Only for dedicated Wim Wenders followers
- Alice in the Cities review by Swambi
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You have to be a dedicated Wim Wenders fan to enjoy this film. The few moments of good interaction between the journalist and the girl do not compensate for fuzzy and shaky black and white shots that are completely out-dated and emulate poor amateur video. If you expect this to be compensated for by the story, you will be disappointed. It has a total lack of focus, and drags on, so that the 107 minutes seem far longer.
Sadly there are none of the beautiful cinematography and scenery you can see in his far better film (on a similar theme) Paris, Texas.