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The State of Things

  • Drama
  • 1982
  • Wim Wenders
  • 121 mins
  • 15

Summary

The crew is running out of money to finish their film.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Shot contemporaneously with the interminable production of Hammett, Wim Wenders's treatise on the uneasy relationship between the European art film and Hollywood was dubbed by its director as the last of the B-movies. The shifts between narrative and dissertation are superbly achieved, as the cast and crew of a poverty-stricken sci-fi remake are stranded in Portugal and left to cogitate on the ironies of life and illusion as their producer heads for the States in search of funds. Despite dividing the critics (who found it either cold and cynical or astute and acerbic), this cameo-packed film won the Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival.

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Credits

Cast

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Friedrich "Fritz" Munro, the directorPatrick Bauchau
AnnaIsabelle Weingarten
GordonAllen Garfield
Joe Corby, the cameramanSamuel Fuller
Kate, the scriptgirlViva Auder
MarkJeffrey Kime
Dennis, the writerPaul Getty III
JoanRebecca Pauly
RobertGeoffrey Carey
LawyerRoger Corman

Crew

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DirectorWim Wenders

Details

Theatrical distributor
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Languages
English | German | Portuguese | French
Formats
Black and white
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