The director Friedrich Monroe has trouble with finishing a silent b&w movie about Lisbon. He calls his friend, the sound engineer Phillip Winter, for help. As Winter arrives Lisbon weeks later, Monroe is disappeared but has left the unfinished film. Winter decides to stay, because he is fascinated of the city and the Portuguese singer Teresa, and he starts to record the sound of the film. At the same time Monroe cruises through the city with a camcorder and tries to catch unseen pictures. Later they meet and Winter convinces Monroe of finishing the film.
Christoph Blendinger <[email protected]>
User Reviews: "The thought is getting born blind, but it knows what is watching".. Today I saw the movie again. Actually, it was again, and again..for I don’t know how many times since Wenders made it.
Who wouldn’t get in love with Portugal, after seeing it..The people and country of Saudade. I won’t explain you what it means, only real Portuguese know that. And even if I would like to explain,it is pointless..That can’t be described, but maybe you can recognize it in Teresa’s voice and landscape of Tejo who is the only witness of their lives. This story don’t need actors to tell it because it is not only story between Fillip and Friedrich, but about the secrets that are hiding in wrinkles of people faces, in old aqueduct and walls of houses in Lisbon.
I hope that you get that desire to see and hear those secrets as much as I did.