With his outsider s view of America, Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Alice in the Cities) transforms PARIS, TEXAS into a haunting tale of loss, redemption and the ties that bind families together, and is arguably Wenders greatest achievement. Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton) walks out of the desert after four years, to the amazement of his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Reunited with Hunter, his seven-year-old son, Travis decides that they should search for his ex-wife (Nastassja Kinski) so that they can be a family once again.
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Director prize at BAFTA in 1985, PARIS, TEXAS is rightly regarded as one of the artistic triumphs of contemporary world cinema. EXTRAS
Bonus features include a feature-length commentary with Wim Wenders, 'The Road to Paris, Texas' documentary (43 minutes), deleted scenes with commentary, Cannes Film Festival footage, additional home movies, original trailer and exclusive limited edition collector s booklet.
"Wim Wenders's masterpiece" 5 STARS, EMPIRE
"A modern classic" THE GUARDIAN
"Something special...an intimate, haunting, epic drama" THE TIMES
"A masterful command of cinema... see this film" THE SUNDAY TIMES
Something like a perfect artistic union is achieved in the major components of Paris, Texas
: the twang of Ry Cooder's guitar, the lonely light of Robbie Muller's camera, the craggy landscape of Harry Dean Stanton's face. In his greatest role, longtime character actor Stanton plays a man brought back to his old life after wandering in the desert (or somewhere) for four years. He has a 7-year-old son to get to know, and his wife has gone missing. The material is much in the wanderlust spirit of director Wim Wenders, working from a script by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. If the long climactic conversation between Stanton and Nastassja Kinski renders the movie uneven and slightly inscrutable, it's hard to think of a more fitting ending--and besides, the achingly empty American spaces stick longer in the memory than the dialogue. Winner of the top prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. --Robert Horton
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