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Palermo Shooting (2008)

After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

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Wim Wenders
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Campino Campino ... Finn
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Karla
Axel Sichrovsky Axel Sichrovsky ... Hans
Gerhard Gutberlet Gerhard Gutberlet ... Gerhard
Harry Blain Harry Blain ... Harry
Sebastian Blomberg ... Julian
Jana Pallaske ... Student
Olivia Asiedu-Poku Olivia Asiedu-Poku ... Fan
Melika Foroutan ... Anke
Anna Orso Anna Orso ... Mother
Lou Reed ... Himself
Udo Samel ... Banker
Giuseppe Provinzano Giuseppe Provinzano ... Actor 1
Giuseppe Massa Giuseppe Massa ... Actor 2
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Flavia
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Storyline

Finn (Campino) is a successful shutterbug who leads a hectic life, gets precious little sleep, and doesn't go anywhere without his trusty headphones. One day, when Finn's life begins to unravel, he leaves Düsseldorf behind to find peace in Palermo. Just as the seeds for a new life are planted, however, a mysterious assassin comes gunning for Finn with a vengeance.

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Germany | France | Italy

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Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Germany) See more »

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Fotografies sto Palermo See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film marks the first time that Director Wenders shot a movie in his hometown, Düsseldorf. See more »

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In the scene, when Finn talks with lady photographer, they discuss the age of their cameras. He tells that his Plaubel is twenty years old and she tells that her Leica is 40 years old. Actually she has Leica M7, which slightly differs from older Leica cameras. This camera marketed only in 2002. See more »

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Good Friday
Written by Konstantin Gropper
Performed by Get Well Soon
Published by CEUSO Music
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What a disaster!
14 November 2008 | by oldnewboneSee all my reviews

In every serious artist's life there're great oscillations and changes. Years of great and masterful work are followed by long passages of creative drought and emptiness. But every artist who takes himself seriously one day must understand and face facts that his best years are over and it would be wise to drop the pencil and leave the field for a new, emerging generation.

After seeing Wender's latest "work" at its premiere in Berlin last night I felt that everyone in the audience quietly shared the same thoughts about this flick:

That this can hardly be called a film anymore - but is a preposterous, embarrassing, empty and painful blow to anyone who liked some of the better of Wender's works in the past.

"Palermo Shooting" is a pseudo-surreal, pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-cinematic derangement, full of lame clichés, bad acting and dialog that only serves one cause:

It holds proof to the sheer yet painful fact that Wenders' time as a serious filmmaker has long come.


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