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THE STATE OF
THINGS
1982

Director:
Wim Wenders

Screenplay:
Wim Wenders
Robert Kramer


Director of Photography:
Henri Alekan


Editors:
Barbara von Weitershausen
Peter Przygodda


Music:
Jürgen Knieper

Production Design:

Zé Branco


Cast:
Patrick Bauchau
Viva Auder
Isabelle Weingarten Samuel Fuller
Rebecca Pauly
Jeffrey Kime
Geoffrey Carey Alexandra Auder Camilla Mora
Roger Corman
Paul Getty
Allen Goorwitz
Artur Semedo

Festivals/Awards: 1982 Venice "Golden Lion"
1983 German Film Prize in Gold for Photography
1983 German Film Prize in Silver for Production


Producers:
Chris Sievernich
Wim Wenders


Production:
Road Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin Wim Wenders Produktion

Length:
121 min.

Format:
35mm Color

Original Title:
Der Stand der Dinge

Original Language:
English

 

 

The State of Things is a highly autobiographical work concerning a shoestring movie producer and his ragtag crew. Stranded in the outer reaches of Portugal, the director does not even have any film in his camera. There's nothing left to do but scare up a potential backer -- preferably one of those rich, movie-mad Americans.



In illustrating the plight of the fictional filmmakers, Wenders strikes a blow on behalf of the homeless and disenfranchised everywhere; it is also a sharp recreation of the difficulties faced by Wenders during production of his first American film Hammett.



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