There is no filmmaker like Wim Wenders.
His intensely personal, poetic films are favorites of critics and audiences alike, and while he has a vast and diverse filmography, several movies that he made in the 1970s portray a related search for meaning and a desire for travel. This acclaimed “Road Trilogy” is a series of German-language films — Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, and King of the Road — that express “wanderlust,” or the preoccupation with the possibilities of the open road.
This video essay explores these movies through the prism of road travel. Buckle up!