Following Their Successful Collaboration On The Goalkeeper's Fear Of The Penalty Kick, Wim Wenders And Playwright Peter Kandke Reunite For Wrong Move - The Second Instalment Of Wender's Acclaimed Road Movie Trilogy (Bookended By Alice And The Cities And Kings Of The Road). Wilhelm embarks on a journey across Germany in order to find his voice as a writer. Introspective and seemingly without personality, he encounters a series of eccentric characters, including a beautiful and enigmatic actress and a mute girl, who draw Wilhelm into their worlds. Loosely based on Goethe’s landmark novel, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, Wim Wenders once again shows his mastery over the road movie genre and creates a brilliant character study of one man’s alienation from the world around him.
A few years ago I watched Alice in the Cities and found it quite engaging. Certainly it held my interest throughout. So when I had the opportunity to follow it up with Wrong Move, the second of Wender's Road Trilogy movies, I looked forward to adding to my experience of his films. Unfortunately this was a poor choice on my part as I simply lost patience with the sparse dialogue and the incredibly slow pace it took. from the opening scene to about 30 minutes in when I simply gave up on it.
Paris Texas also possessed similar "faults", you might say, but to my mind it is a masterpiece. I will take another look at it shortly but I don't expect to change my opinion about its quality.