Courtesy of Janus Films

Paris, Texas

Dir. Wim Wenders. 1984, 147 mins. Restored 35mm print from the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & TV Archive. With Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell. A mute drifter (a heartbreaking performance by Stanton) wanders back into the titular hamlet and tries to pick up where he left off years ago, which includes reconnecting with his young son and tracking down his runaway wife (Kinski). German movie icon Wim Wenders’s journey into the heart of a strange and beautiful American landscape is a superb, emotional glimpse at this country from an outsider’s perspective, photographed by the great cinematographer Robby Müller.

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Review by Slant Magazine, January 24, 2010