Veith v. Fürstenberg
1974 German Critics Prize
Wim Wenders Produktion
Alice in den Städten
Accepted to be one of Wenders' most poignant
films and often compared to Chaplin's The Kid,
Alice in the Cities was the first of Wim Wenders'
films to be shot in part in the United States
and subsequently won the 1974 German Critics
Phillip (Rüdiger Vogler) is a roving German
reporter who, after a chance encounter with
an elusive American woman, reluctantly accepts
temporary custody of little Alice (Yella Rottländer).
Their friendship grows while traveling through
various European cities on a search for the
girl's grandmother. Inventive and witty, Wenders
reflects on the influences of American pop culture
on postwar Europe.
Alice in the Cities was the first of Wenders'
The follow-ups were:
Move (1975) and Kings
of the Road (1976), both starring