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Land of Plenty

Director: Wim Wenders

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2004

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Synopsis

Angered by the American government's response to the events of 11 September 2001, LAND OF PLENTY is one of WIM WENDERS' most impassioned films.

Lana (Oscarâ„¢ nominee MICHELLE WILLIAMS) returns from missionary work overseas in order to find her uncle (JOHN DIEHL), amidst the paranoia of post 9/11 America. What she discovers is a country in pain, whose growing underbelly of poor and dispossessed are a portent of hopelessness for the future.

Featuring The Wire's WENDELL PIERCE and SHAUN TOUB (Crash, The Kite Runner, Iron Man), LAND OF PLENTY is an urgent call for harmony in a world torn apart by violence and extremism.

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Cast

Starring: 

Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Wendell Pierce, Shaun Toub

Credits

Director: Wim Wenders

Writer(s): 

Michael Meredith, Wim Wenders

Producers: 

In-Ah Lee, Samson Mucke

Editor:  Moritz Laube

Cinematographer:  Franz Lustig

Music: 

Thom & Nackt

Production Details

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2004

Language:  English

Duration:  123 minutes

Shooting gauge:  Digital

Original aspect ratio:  1.78:1

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama

DVD Release Date:  27th October 2008

Reviews

LOS-ANGELES TIMES

"a thoughtful look at a post-9/11 United States from one of its most caring longtime observers"

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Wenders has crafted a thoughtful exploration of the impact of that infamous day [9/11]...powerful"

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LA WEEKLY

"Wenders' most vital work in more than a decade"

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LE MONDE

"Land of Plenty sets the grand style of Wenders, his science of framing, the beauty of his digital images and his unrivaled filmmaking"

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CLASH MAGAZINE

"the characters pack a strong emotional punch... Wenders' most poignant film in years"

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FILMINK

"an enthralling look at American culture as it comes to grips with terrorism"

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