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Palermo Shooting (2008)

After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?


Wim Wenders
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Campino Campino ... Finn
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Karla
Axel Sichrovsky Axel Sichrovsky ... Hans
Gerhard Gutberlet Gerhard Gutberlet ... Gerhard
Harry Blain Harry Blain ... Harry
Sebastian Blomberg ... Julian
Jana Pallaske ... Student
Olivia Asiedu-Poku Olivia Asiedu-Poku ... Fan
Melika Foroutan ... Anke
Anna Orso ... Mother
Lou Reed ... Self
Udo Samel ... Banker
Giuseppe Provinzano Giuseppe Provinzano ... Actor 1
Giuseppe Massa Giuseppe Massa ... Actor 2
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Flavia


Finn (Campino) is a successful shutterbug who leads a hectic life, gets precious little sleep, and doesn't go anywhere without his trusty headphones. One day, when Finn's life begins to unravel, he leaves Düsseldorf behind to find peace in Palermo. Just as the seeds for a new life are planted, however, a mysterious assassin comes gunning for Finn with a vengeance.

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Director Wim Wenders re-edited the film after the Cannes Film Festival premiere and made it shorter. See more »


In the scene, when Finn talks with lady photographer, they discuss the age of their cameras. He tells that his Plaubel is twenty years old and she tells that her Leica is 40 years old. Actually she has Leica M7, which slightly differs from older Leica cameras. This camera marketed only in 2002. See more »


Referenced in TV total: Episode dated 18 February 2009 (2009) See more »


In un'altra vita
Written and Performed by Ludovico Einaudi
Published by Fonit Cetra Music Publishing Srl
Courtesy of Ponderosa Music
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Better if this was a silent movie
27 August 2009 | by kolo-5See all my reviews

I just saw the movie in International Film Festival of Durrës, eager as I was for another Wim Wenders experience. And I left the theater with mixed feelings. Images were so good, bur the story was so cheap. The apology of Death at the end of the movie was awful, as if written by a 15 years scholar. So was the dialogue with the shepherd. Cheap and cliché ideas about death and life. The presence in the story of G. Mezzogiorno was senseless and not justified at all. The story of a photographer that takes a shoot of Death, is not bad, whatsoever. But it surely didn't to be treated as in child books, with death coming towards you and moralizing about life and death. And above all, the pregnant Milla, pretending deeper art in VIP Photo shooting, gave a sense of pity. No worth seeing it twice.

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English | German | Italian

Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fotografies sto Palermo See more »


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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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