Kings of the Road

Kings of the Road

Kings of the Road

The third entry in Wim Wenders's Road Trilogy, once again starring Rüdiger Vogler. Unanimous winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes.

Itinerant projection-equipment repairman Bruno Winter (Rüdiger Vogler) and depressed hitchhiker Robert Lander (Hanns Zischler) - a doctor who has just been through a break-up with his wife and a half-hearted suicide attempt - travel along the Western side of the East-German border in a repair truck, visiting worn-out movie theaters, learning to communicate across their differences.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Wenders), 1976 Cannes Film Festival
1976Rating: R16175 minsWest GermanyGerman and English with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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Bewilderment in a wasteland has rarely been filmed with such tender irony and sentimental optimism.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It has a number of compelling and witty scenes, and its imagery is harshly apt. But it is three hours long, which is at least an hour too much; and its successes are scattered like meager raisins through a mass of gray dough.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A complex work, which is perhaps marred only by the continuing enigma of the protagonists.

4.0
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

Bewilderment in a wasteland has rarely been filmed with such tender irony and sentimental optimism.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It has a number of compelling and witty scenes, and its imagery is harshly apt. But it is three hours long, which is at least an hour too much; and its successes are scattered like meager raisins through a mass of gray dough.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A complex work, which is perhaps marred only by the continuing enigma of the protagonists.

4.0
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