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Wrong Move (1975)

Falsche Bewegung (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 October 1975 (France)
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A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.

Director:

Wim Wenders

Writers:

Peter Handke (screenplay), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (novel) (as Johann Wolfgang Goethe)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rüdiger Vogler ... Wilhelm
Hans Christian Blech ... Laertes
Hanna Schygulla ... Therese Farner
Nastassja Kinski ... Mignon (as Nastassja Nakszynski)
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Bernhard Landau
Ivan Desny ... Industrieller / The Industrialist
Marianne Hoppe ... Mutter / The Mother
Lisa Kreuzer ... Janine (as Elisabeth Kreuzer)
Adolf Hansen Adolf Hansen ... Schaffner (as Adolph Hansen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gustav Leonhardt Gustav Leonhardt ... Johann Sebastian Bach, form film 'Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach' (archive footage)
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Storyline

Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, and his mute teen companion, Mignon. She's an acrobat in market squares for spare change. An actress, whom Wilhelm gazes at, joins them. Then, a plump young man introduces himself, having heard them talk of poetry. He takes them to his uncle's, except it's the wrong house; they interrupt a man's suicide. He invites them to stay. The actress tries to connect to Wilhelm. Couplings and rare bursts of feeling come as surprises; other characters remain alone. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 October 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Movement See more »

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Budget:

DEM 620,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goldberg Variation, 25 Variation
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Boring
16 November 2014 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Rudiger Vogler plays a dull, young man who still lives with his mother. He wishes to be a writer, and his mother gives him a push at it when she kicks him out, forcing him to experience the world on his own. This is kind of an abstract narrative. Vogler drifts along picking up new companions, who then accompany him and chat with him on long walks. It's interesting at first, but, frankly, the talk gets pretty boring after a while and it never really goes anywhere. A visual cue in the very first scene should have tipped me off about what I was getting into: William Faulkner's sophomore novel, Mosquitoes, is propped up in an awkward position against a wall so we're sure to see it. Not many people have read that one, and for good reason: it isn't any good. But it follows a very similar structure, as it's about a group of banal people who talk a lot. The story itself is purportedly based on a Goethe novel. Hanna Schygulla and a very young and adorable Natassja Kinski co-star (I kind of suspected Kinski was extremely young, but she was only 14 when the film premiered and she appears topless in the film, which is quite icky).


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