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40 years later, Wim Wenders’ Alice in the Cities remains luminous and enchanting, and becomes a window into another time, another place There are films so much of their time that to see them years later is almost to ask how did this ever get made. Such is the case with Wim Wenders’ fourth feature, 1974's Alice in the Cities : the simple, innocent poetry of this enchanted and enchanting movie belongs entirely to another time and another place. Today, its tale of a precocious nine year old (Yella Rottländer) entrusted by a distraught mother (Elizabeth Kreuzer) to a fellow countryman (Rüdiger Vogler) in New York to ferry across the ocean would be the stuff of nightmares, moral panic and much suspicion.
But the peripatetic adventures of Philip and Alice as they find themselves adrift between the US and Europe, traveling around looking for something, have a sweetness, a childlike innocence, heightened by Robby Muller’s luminous black-and-white photography (perfectly recaptured in this…

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