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Born: August 14, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2014)
A man who accidentally struck and killed a child with his car still cannot let go of his guilt twelve years later.
2.
Pina (2011)
Homage to late choreographer Pina Bausch (1940-2009), a leading influence in the development of the Tanztheater style of dance. Bausch was the artistic head of Tanztheater Wuppertal, a German group that fuses modern dance with theatrical flourishes into a kind of hybrid art form. Lewis Segal, former
3.
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Follows a hotshot German photographer from Berlin who comes to Palermo because he needs to make a clean break from his past. In the city he meets a young woman and a completely different way of life.
4.
Chacun son cinema (2007)
A collection of 33 short films made by a group of 35 directors, hailing from 5 continents and 25 different countries. The participants each made their own three-minute film on the theme of the movie theatre, a place sacred to the world's film buffs.
5.
Invisibles (2007)
Focuses on the world's overlooked conflicts and their victims, including sleeping sickness in Africa, child soldiers in Uganda, displaced Colombians and aggression against women in the Congo.
6.
Don't Come Knocking (2005) as Director
Howard Spence has seen better days. When he was younger he was a movie star, mostly in Westerns. At the age of sixty, Howard uses drugs, alcohol and young girls to avoid the painful truth that there are only supporting roles left for him to play. After yet another night of debauchery in his trailer,
7.
Million Dollar Hotel, The (2000) as Director
A federal agent is sent to investigate the death of a wealthy man's son.
8.
Buena Vista Social Club (1998) as Director
Documentary focusing on the relationship between American music star Ry Cooder and a veteran group of Cuban musicians. Cooder worked to reunite as many of Havana's old guard as possible, first for the hugely successful Buena Vista Social Club album, and then for another record and shows in Havana, N
9.
End of Violence, The (1997) as Director
Mike Max is a Hollywood producer whose stock in trade is the ultra-violent thriller. It is a genre that has made Mike rich and has kept his wife Paige in a luxurious lifestyle. Ray Bering is a surveillance expert working for the government whose is attempting to blanket LA with cameras to record str
10.
Lumiere Et Compagnie (1996) as Featured Director
An omnibus project that put an original Lumiere camera and homemade film stock into the hands of a broad cross-section of contemporary helmers--150 helmers were approached worldwide, of whom 39 were both willing and available. The ground rules were rigidly enforced: a continuous shot to be captured
11.
Gebruder Skladanowsky, Die (1996) as Director
Directed by Wim Wenders along with 19 students from the Munich Film Academy, the film recreates the exploits of the Brothers Skladanowsky, three fairground showmen/inventors who created their own movie camera at the same time as the Lumieres and Edison were working on their inventions. The footage i
12.
Lisbon Story (1995) as Director
A German sound recordist is summoned to Lisbon by a filmmaker friend. Upon arriving, he learns that the friend has disappeared, but has left behind silent documentary film footage. The sound man wanders Lisbon recording sounds, and has an affair with a singer. Eventually, the filmmaker returns disil
13.
Faraway, So Close (1993) as Director
Story of earthbound angels in post-Wall Berlin. The film reflects on what it is like to be human, good vs. evil and the meaning of a unified Germany.
14.
Until the End of the World (1991) as Director
Sam Farber must get a special camera, that records dreams, to his blind Mother while being pursued by the CIA.
15.
Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989) as Director
Documentary on fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.
16.
Wings of Desire (1987) as Director
An angel of death gives up his wings for love.
17.
Tokyo-Ga (1985) as Director
German filmmaker Wim Wenders travels to Japan to discover the remnants of Yasujiro Ozu's (1903-63) Tokyo.
18.
Chambre 666 (1984) as Director
Location: Cannes, Room 666 at the Hotel Martinez. Godard, Fassbinder, Spielberg, Antonioni and other famous directors answer the question: "Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?"
19.
Paris, Texas (1984) as Director
An amnesiac tries to find the family he lost.
20.
Quand je m'eveille (1982) as Director
21.
Hammett (1982) as Director
During his days as a detective, writer Dashiell Hammett tries to find a missing Chinese girl in San Francisco.
22.
Stand der Dinge, Der (1982) as Director
A satirical look at the madness of filmmaking in which a crew shooting a post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick called "The Survivors" runs out of money (and patience) and the director is forced to fly to the even more apocalyptic Hollywood looking for funds.
23.
Lightning Over Water (1980) as Director
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.
24.
American Friend, The (1977) as Director
Jonathan Zimmermann, a picture framer in Hamburg is diagnosed as having leu leukemia. Ripley, an American art dealer dealing in forgeries, uses this fact to arrange for a mob associate of his to recruit Zimmermann as a hit man. Zimmermann agrees to this because this would ensure his family's financial future. Zimmermann descends into a nightmare world of deceit and double dealing. The narrative acts as a metaphor for the relationship between American (Hollywood) and post-war German culture. The appearance of several Hollywood directors in cameo roles underlines this.
25.
Im Lauf der Zeit (1976) as Director
Two isolated men, a film projector repairman and a psychologist, wander into the backroads of Germany together, barely speaking, trying to escape the film loop of their lives.
26.
Wrong Move (1975) as Director
27.
Falsche Bewegung (1975)
Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, and his mute teen companion, Mignon. She's an acrobat in market squares for spare change. An actress, whom Wilhelm gazes at, joins them. Then, a plump young man introduces himself, having heard them talk of poetry. He takes them to his uncle's, except it's the wrong house; they interrupt a man's suicide. He invites them to stay. The actress tries to connect to Wilhelm. Couplings and rare bursts of feeling come as surprises; other characters remain alone.
28.
Alice In The Cities (1974) as Director
A journalist and a young girl travel through Europe to find her grandmother.
29.
30.
Scharlachrote Buchstabe, Der (1972) as Director
In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye soon rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor. Enmity grows between the two men; Chillingworth applies psychological pressure, and the pastor begins to crack. A ship stops in Salem, and Hester sees it as a providential refuge for her daughter, herself, and her lover. But will Dimmesdale flee with her?
31.
Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter, Die (1971) as Director
A veteran goalkeeper picks up a cinema cashier, takes her to bed, and calmly murders her the following morning.

Cast (feature film)

32.
Fuller Life, A (2014)
Calling on a wide range of her father's collaborators and fellow travelers, from James Franco to William Friedkin, to read from his autobiography, the filmmaker Samantha Fuller evokes the inimitable voice and spirit of her father, the legendary writer-director Sam Fuller. Shot entirely within "The S
33.
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013)
This impressionistic portrait of iconic actor Harry Dean Stanton is composed of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. The film explores his enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician and include
34.
Mondo Lux: The Visual Worlds of Werner Schroeter (2011)
One of the most significant proponents of New German Cinema was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. He wavers between hope and despair and starts running against time. An insight into Schroeter's artistic output during the remaining four years of his life.
35.
Auge in Auge (2008)
A film about the love of cinema, a voyage of discovery through 100 years of German film, which shows us that all which seems so far away, is, in reality, so close. Eye to Eye charts the great moments of German cinematic history. Unforgettable images are paraded before our eyes and make us feel like
36.
Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus (2007)
Maria De Medeiros examines the role critics play in films and filmmaking. Interviews include David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Elvis Mitchell, Wim Wenders, Pedro Alomodvar and others.
37.
Words In Progress (2004) as Himself
A look back at the past films and filmmakers that have shown and spoken at the Cannes film festival.
38.
Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments (2004)
Hoffman chronicles Hopper's journeys out of and back into the world of Hollywood.
39.
Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (2002) as Himself
A collage of moments from the life of pop diva and scenester Nina Hagen, including encoutners with Wim Wenders, Jonas Mekas and Dee Dee Ramone.
40.
Berlin-Cinema (Titre Provisoire) (1999)
A look at Berlin, a city on the brink of great architectural change, through the eyes of some of cinema's most well-known artists. Filmmakers Wim Wenders, Jean-Luc Godard, and Rudiger Volger, and architect Jean Nouvel all share their thoughts on film and Berlin, discussing German texts on cinema and
41.
Night of the Film-Makers, The (1995)
A series of interviews with living filmmakers about German film history.
42.
Motion and Emotion (1990) as Himself
A portrait of the celebrated West German filmmaker Wim Wenders.
43.
Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989) as Narration
Documentary on fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.
46.
King Kongs Faust (1985) as Film Director
47.
Chambre 666 (1984) as Himself
Location: Cannes, Room 666 at the Hotel Martinez. Godard, Fassbinder, Spielberg, Antonioni and other famous directors answer the question: "Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?"
48.
Lightning Over Water (1980)
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.
49.
Long Shot (1978) as Another Director

Cinematography (feature film)

50.
Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989) as Cinematographer
Documentary on fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Writer (feature film)

51.
Pina (2011)
Homage to late choreographer Pina Bausch (1940-2009), a leading influence in the development of the Tanztheater style of dance. Bausch was the artistic head of Tanztheater Wuppertal, a German group that fuses modern dance with theatrical flourishes into a kind of hybrid art form. Lewis Segal, former
52.
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Follows a hotshot German photographer from Berlin who comes to Palermo because he needs to make a clean break from his past. In the city he meets a young woman and a completely different way of life.
53.
Invisibles (2007)
Focuses on the world's overlooked conflicts and their victims, including sleeping sickness in Africa, child soldiers in Uganda, displaced Colombians and aggression against women in the Congo.
54.
Don't Come Knocking (2005) as Story By
Howard Spence has seen better days. When he was younger he was a movie star, mostly in Westerns. At the age of sixty, Howard uses drugs, alcohol and young girls to avoid the painful truth that there are only supporting roles left for him to play. After yet another night of debauchery in his trailer,
55.
City of Angels (1998) as From Screenplay ("Der Himmel Uber Berlin/Les Ailes Du Desir/Wings Of Desire")
An angel comes to earth and falls in love with the woman he's assigned to watch over.
56.
City of Angels (1998) as Screenwriter
An angel comes to earth and falls in love with the woman he's assigned to watch over.
57.
End of Violence, The (1997) as From Story
Mike Max is a Hollywood producer whose stock in trade is the ultra-violent thriller. It is a genre that has made Mike rich and has kept his wife Paige in a luxurious lifestyle. Ray Bering is a surveillance expert working for the government whose is attempting to blanket LA with cameras to record str
58.
Gebruder Skladanowsky, Die (1996) as Screenwriter
Directed by Wim Wenders along with 19 students from the Munich Film Academy, the film recreates the exploits of the Brothers Skladanowsky, three fairground showmen/inventors who created their own movie camera at the same time as the Lumieres and Edison were working on their inventions. The footage i
59.
Lisbon Story (1995) as Screenwriter
A German sound recordist is summoned to Lisbon by a filmmaker friend. Upon arriving, he learns that the friend has disappeared, but has left behind silent documentary film footage. The sound man wanders Lisbon recording sounds, and has an affair with a singer. Eventually, the filmmaker returns disil
60.
Beyond the Clouds (1995) as Screenwriter
A mosaic of four stories about love and desire tied together by the story of a filmmaker who observes the relationships of young couples. The first episode, "Chronicle of a Love That Never Was," follows a young traveler to Ferrara who falls in love with a woman he meets, but falls asleep in his room
61.
Faraway, So Close (1993) as From Story
Story of earthbound angels in post-Wall Berlin. The film reflects on what it is like to be human, good vs. evil and the meaning of a unified Germany.
62.
Faraway, So Close (1993) as Screenwriter
Story of earthbound angels in post-Wall Berlin. The film reflects on what it is like to be human, good vs. evil and the meaning of a unified Germany.
63.
Until the End of the World (1991) as Screenwriter
Sam Farber must get a special camera, that records dreams, to his blind Mother while being pursued by the CIA.
64.
Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989) as Screenwriter
Documentary on fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.
65.
Wings of Desire (1987) as Dialogue
An angel of death gives up his wings for love.
66.
Wings of Desire (1987) as Screenwriter
An angel of death gives up his wings for love.
67.
Tokyo-Ga (1985) as Screenwriter
German filmmaker Wim Wenders travels to Japan to discover the remnants of Yasujiro Ozu's (1903-63) Tokyo.
68.
Quand je m'eveille (1982) as Screenwriter
69.
Stand der Dinge, Der (1982) as Screenwriter
A satirical look at the madness of filmmaking in which a crew shooting a post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick called "The Survivors" runs out of money (and patience) and the director is forced to fly to the even more apocalyptic Hollywood looking for funds.
70.
Lightning Over Water (1980) as Screenwriter
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.
71.
American Friend, The (1977) as Screenwriter
Jonathan Zimmermann, a picture framer in Hamburg is diagnosed as having leu leukemia. Ripley, an American art dealer dealing in forgeries, uses this fact to arrange for a mob associate of his to recruit Zimmermann as a hit man. Zimmermann agrees to this because this would ensure his family's financial future. Zimmermann descends into a nightmare world of deceit and double dealing. The narrative acts as a metaphor for the relationship between American (Hollywood) and post-war German culture. The appearance of several Hollywood directors in cameo roles underlines this.
72.
Im Lauf der Zeit (1976) as Screenwriter
Two isolated men, a film projector repairman and a psychologist, wander into the backroads of Germany together, barely speaking, trying to escape the film loop of their lives.
73.
Alice In The Cities (1974) as Screenwriter
A journalist and a young girl travel through Europe to find her grandmother.
74.
Scharlachrote Buchstabe, Der (1972) as Screenwriter
In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye soon rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor. Enmity grows between the two men; Chillingworth applies psychological pressure, and the pastor begins to crack. A ship stops in Salem, and Hester sees it as a providential refuge for her daughter, herself, and her lover. But will Dimmesdale flee with her?
75.
Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter, Die (1971) as Dialogue
A veteran goalkeeper picks up a cinema cashier, takes her to bed, and calmly murders her the following morning.
76.
Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter, Die (1971) as Screenwriter
A veteran goalkeeper picks up a cinema cashier, takes her to bed, and calmly murders her the following morning.

Producer (feature film)

77.
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2014)
A man who accidentally struck and killed a child with his car still cannot let go of his guilt twelve years later.
78.
Pina (2011)
Homage to late choreographer Pina Bausch (1940-2009), a leading influence in the development of the Tanztheater style of dance. Bausch was the artistic head of Tanztheater Wuppertal, a German group that fuses modern dance with theatrical flourishes into a kind of hybrid art form. Lewis Segal, former
79.
Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
When his girlfriend Faye moves from Taipei to Paris, Kai dreams of following her. When he is not working at his parents' noodle shop, he spends his time in the French section of a large bookstore. After Faye calls off the relationship, Kai plans to fly to Paris to win her back and is fortuitously of
80.
Clone Returns to the Homeland, The (2009)
When astronaut Kohei Takahara dies in the line of duty, he is resurrected as a clone. Eventually, he and those around him find they face unexpected spiritual and existential consequences.
81.
Open Road, The (2009)
Minor leaguer Carlton Garrett takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garrett when Carlton's mother becomes sick. Knowing his charming yet painfully immature dad's likelihood to disappoint, Carlton enlists his on-again-off-again girlfriend Lu
82.
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Follows a hotshot German photographer from Berlin who comes to Palermo because he needs to make a clean break from his past. In the city he meets a young woman and a completely different way of life.
83.
House is Burning, The (2006)
A group of teenagers struggle to find their way in a world that offers them few choices. In 24 hours, Mike will leave for the army, following in his father's footsteps. His last day around family and friends turns into a war of emotions. His girlfriend Valerie, angry at him for leaving, rejects him.
84.
Don't Come Knocking (2005) as Executive Producer
Howard Spence has seen better days. When he was younger he was a movie star, mostly in Westerns. At the age of sixty, Howard uses drugs, alcohol and young girls to avoid the painful truth that there are only supporting roles left for him to play. After yet another night of debauchery in his trailer,
85.
Voodoo, Mounted by the Gods (2004)
In 1988, photojournalist Alberto Venzago crosses West Africa on an older Vespa which breaks down in the town of Ouidah, right in front of a Voodoo cloister. It is Manhounon who offers to help Alberto and who just so happens to be one of the most powerful Voodoo priests in Africa. Alberto also discov
86.
1/2 The Rent (2002)
Peter is obsessed with computers and hacking to such an extent that he has lost touch with his immediate surroundings. One day he finds his wife Julie dead in the bathtub. Overcome by grief and guilt he leaves Berlin in a state of paralyzing shock. He reaches cologne and begins to stay at houses of
87.
Million Dollar Hotel, The (2000) as Producer
A federal agent is sent to investigate the death of a wealthy man's son.
88.
End of Violence, The (1997) as Producer
Mike Max is a Hollywood producer whose stock in trade is the ultra-violent thriller. It is a genre that has made Mike rich and has kept his wife Paige in a luxurious lifestyle. Ray Bering is a surveillance expert working for the government whose is attempting to blanket LA with cameras to record str
89.
Go for Gold (1997) as Producer
Jeff Gold is a wild man driven to stuts of what he calls "active criminal art." Suffering from bouts of amnesia, his latest bit of law-breaking leads him to flee Berlin with his companion Moussa, taking the first flight to anywhere. They end up in Spain where a shifty landlord double-rents their roo
90.
Gebruder Skladanowsky, Die (1996) as Producer
Directed by Wim Wenders along with 19 students from the Munich Film Academy, the film recreates the exploits of the Brothers Skladanowsky, three fairground showmen/inventors who created their own movie camera at the same time as the Lumieres and Edison were working on their inventions. The footage i
91.
Beyond the Clouds (1995) as Executive Producer
A mosaic of four stories about love and desire tied together by the story of a filmmaker who observes the relationships of young couples. The first episode, "Chronicle of a Love That Never Was," follows a young traveler to Ferrara who falls in love with a woman he meets, but falls asleep in his room
92.
Absence, The (1993) as Co-Producer
Philosophical tale of four wanderers in various evocative terrains who unite under the guidance of an old man in the group. When he suddenly disappears, they're left to search for his guidance on another plane.
93.
Faraway, So Close (1993) as Producer
Story of earthbound angels in post-Wall Berlin. The film reflects on what it is like to be human, good vs. evil and the meaning of a unified Germany.
94.
Wings of Desire (1987) as Producer
An angel of death gives up his wings for love.
95.
Yer demir, gok bakir (1987) as Producer
96.
Als Diesel Geboren (1982) as Executive Producer
97.
Radio On (1979) as Associate Producer
98.
Linkshandige Frau, Die (1977) as Producer
99.
Im Lauf der Zeit (1976) as Producer
Two isolated men, a film projector repairman and a psychologist, wander into the backroads of Germany together, barely speaking, trying to escape the film loop of their lives.

Editing (feature film)

100.
Tokyo-Ga (1985) as Editor
German filmmaker Wim Wenders travels to Japan to discover the remnants of Yasujiro Ozu's (1903-63) Tokyo.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

101.
I Played It For You (1985) as Additional Photography
102.
Quand je m'eveille (1982) as Photography

Misc. Crew (feature film)

103.
Open Road, The (2009)
Minor leaguer Carlton Garrett takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garrett when Carlton's mother becomes sick. Knowing his charming yet painfully immature dad's likelihood to disappoint, Carlton enlists his on-again-off-again girlfriend Lu
104.
Until the End of the World (1991)
Sam Farber must get a special camera, that records dreams, to his blind Mother while being pursued by the CIA.
105.
Until the End of the World (1991)
Sam Farber must get a special camera, that records dreams, to his blind Mother while being pursued by the CIA.

Director (special)

106.
Red, Hot & Blue (1990) as Segment Director ("Night And Day")
A special featuring a variety of Cole Porter classics, produced and performed as music videos by contemporary music artists. Each video is directed by a well-known musical or feature film director. Contains AIDS awareness and educational messages as well as a profile of the life of Cole Porter.

Cast (special)

107.
Fine Art of Separating People From Their Money, The (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary of the world of advertising, including segments on filmmakers who make TV ads and the use of humor in advertising.

Director (special)

108.
Blues, The (2003) as Director

Cast (special)

109.
Blues, The (2003) as ("A Conversation With Wim Wenders & Alex Gibney")

Cinematography (special)

110.
Blues, The (2003) as Dv Camera Operator

Writer (special)

111.
Blues, The (2003) as Writer

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