Directed by Wim Wenders
elegiac docudrama is a declaration of love for the
city of Lisbon and an elegant play with the camera. Rudiger Volger is Phillip Winter, a
soundman who travels to Lisbon at the request of a friend, the elusive and mysterious
filmmaker Friedrich Monroe (Patrick Bauchau).
When he arrives at Friedrich's flat, he discovers his friend has vanished but left behind
some silent footage from a film the two were working on. Phillip strikes up a relationship with a group of Portuguese
children and starts to rove the streets of Lisbon to record sound for his friend's images.
With an appearance by Manoel de Oliveira. English, German and Portuguese
with English subtitles. 100 minutes.