Wim Wender's homage to choreographer Pina Bausch is by no means your ordinary film. Bereft of any real narrative, the film in its entirety is dedicated to presenting a series of skilfully performed and beautifully choreographed contemporary dance routines, performed in visually stunning locations. Utilizing modern 3D technology to full capacity, this film about human movement gives the spectator a sense of physically being part of the action on the screen. PINA is a spectacular show consisting of equal parts music, dance and advanced cinematic technology.
After having studied medicine and philosophy for a couple of years, the German director Wim Wenders, left the studies to become an artist in Paris. The art that caught his attention, however, was the film and the cinema. His feature debut, SUMMER IN THE CITY, was released in 1970, but his more successful and critically acclaimed films are WINGS OF DESIRE and PARIS, among others. THE AMERICAN FRIEND from 1977, is Wenders feature number seven and is said to belong to the neo-noir genre.