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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?

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

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Cast

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 Anna Orso ... Mother
Lou Reed ... Self
Udo Samel ... Banker
Giuseppe Provinzano Giuseppe Provinzano ... Actor 1
Giuseppe Massa Giuseppe Massa ... Actor 2
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Flavia
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Freedom Hangs Like Heaven
Written by Iron & Wine (as Samuel Ervin Beam)
Performed by Iron & Wine
Published by Sam Beam Music/BMI
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Gives the mood but still something is missing
12 July 2009 | by acg_PangeaSee all my reviews

Since I saw "Der Himmel über Berlin" approximately 3 years ago I've become a valid Vim Venders fan. After that day, I always thought, Wim Wenders had something original to say. Palermo Shooting hasn't changed my verdict, well... Almost. The Thing about Palermo Shooting that I guess, this movie tells the well known story with different methods. The methods that little bit um, shall we say cheesy? Of course, this doesn't mean that it's not a enjoyable movie. It's very "warm" movie after all. But despite all this "warmness", you think in somewhere, something/things is/are missing in this movie. Still, it's worth to watching.


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Country:

Germany | France | Italy

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$580,203
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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