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 broken up, and the two decide to travel together.
On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955). The producer is nowhere to be found and director Friedrich... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
Tom Ripley has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests his associate ask a local picture framer instead. That man has a fatal disease, or so it's rumored. More, he has a wife and kid that surely he wouldn't want to leave penniless. Let this picture framer be a hit man, and no one will suspect. The terminally ill craftsman may agree to the misdeed, and several more, but he'll end up needing Tom Ripley in a pinch.Written by
Had to put my two cents in this Wenders masterpiece.
I don't know what to think of the poster who said this film is boring. The train scene is amazing. The use of pop culture references predates Tarentino by twenty years. The use of primary colors. Dennis Hopper as Ripley! (Miramax had the gall to try and pawn the ever bland Matt Damon off as Ripley. Patricia Highsmith was probably turning over in her grave!) It doesn't get better than this.
If you don't get this film - stick to television. I'm sure those Suddenly Susan reruns on WGN will keep you occupied and amused.
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