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.
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Did You Know?
In the condensed "third act" (opposing to rather slow film's pace ), which is roughly last 15 minutes, in main character's monologue, Wenders uses names of several Beatles' songs, "Fool on the Hill" and "With A Little Help From My Friends". 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
References The Cameraman
A CIDADE E OS CAMPOS
Lyrics and music by Francisco Ribeiro
Performed by Madredeus
Produced by Pedro Ayres Magalhães
for EMI - Valentim de Carvalho Música, Lda, Lisboa, Portugal
Published by Delabel Editions / Sacem worldwide except Portugal (SPA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores) See more