Director of Photography:
Barbara von Weitershausen
Isabelle Weingarten Samuel Fuller
Geoffrey Carey Alexandra Auder Camilla Mora
1982 Venice "Golden Lion"
1983 German Film Prize in Gold for Photography
1983 German Film Prize in Silver for Production
Road Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin
Wim Wenders Produktion
Der Stand der Dinge
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
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.