The director Friedrich Monroe has trouble with finishing a silent b&w movie about Lisbon. He calls his friend, the sound engineer Phillip Winter, for help. As Winter arrives Lisbon weeks later, Monroe is disappeared but has left the unfinished film. Winter decides to stay, because he is fascinated of the city and the Portuguese singer Teresa, and he starts to record the sound of the film. At the same time Monroe cruises through the city with a camcorder and tries to catch unseen pictures. Later they meet and Winter convinces Monroe of finishing the film. Written by
Christoph Blendinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Originally intended to be a pure promotional documentary about Lisbon comissioned by the city. Director Wim Wenders
added some fictional components to the film and created a story with a thin and simple plot line. See more
When Philipp Winter finds Friedrich Monroe's book by Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, he is amused that a poet should be called "nobody". However, "Pessoa" in Portuguese means "person". See more
Listen. You have to guess what this is.
[makes sound of horse running
A horse! He's afraid!
He's running very fast! He's galloping!
Right. And who is always on a horse?
Right. And now...
[makes sound of lighting a match
Featured in The Sound of Lisbon Story
VERDI PRATI VALSE
Music by Irmin Schmidt See more