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Kings of the Road ()

Im Lauf der Zeit (original title)
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A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just... See more »

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Bruno Winter
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Robert Lander
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Pauline, cashier
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Robert's Father
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Man Who Lost His Wife
Hans Dieter Trayer ...
Paul, garage owner (as Dieter Traier)
Franziska Stömmer ...
Cinema owner
Patric Kreuzer ...
Little boy
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Spectator at Pauline's Theater
Peter Kaiser ...
Movie presenter (uncredited)
Michael Wiedemann ...
Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wim Wenders

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Wim Wenders ... ()

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Wim Wenders ... producer

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Axel Linstädt

Cinematography by

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Robby Müller
Martin Schäfer

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Peter Przygodda

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Philipp Orgassa ... digital restoration colorist
Barbara von Weitershausen ... assistant editor

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Bernd Hirskorn
Heidi Lüdi

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Bruno Bollhalder ... sound
Martin Müller ... sound engineer
Paul Schöler ... sound

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Martin Schäfer ... assistant camera

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Hans Dreher ... technical director
Renée Gundelach ... consultant

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Plot Summary

Near the Eastern borders with the West Germany, Bruno, a solitary permanent citizen of the road and film projection equipment repairman, witnesses the sad sight of a VW beetle car storming straight into the River Elbe. However, after a while, the depressed driver, Robert, will instinctively accept an offer for a lift in Bruno's repair van, and just like that, an impromptu relationship will begin in the background of the gloomy German countryside, visiting dilapidated movie theatres for maintenance, one small town after another. No one really knows how long is the road that stretches out ahead of them, after all, the only thing that matters is one's commitment to a precious ideal. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines Dieser männer bringen was ins rollen. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Kings of the Road (World-wide, English title)
  • Kings of the Road (United States)
  • Au fil du temps (France)
  • En el curso del tiempo (Spain)
  • Кралете на пътя (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 175 min
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Budget DEM680,000 (estimated)

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Trivia There had basically been no script for the movie. Except for the first scene after the opening credits when the two protagonists meet each other, everything is improvised or developed on set. See more »
Goofs The VW beetle driven into the Elbe river is not visible anymore when Robert reaches the waterside. Later after Bruno hands over an espresso to Robert, the beetle is shown as finally sinking. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Just Like Eddie See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits provide the aspect ratio and other technical specifications of the film to come. See more »

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