Wenders, Wim

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Wenders, Wim Gender: M
Ernst Wilhelm Wenders
born on 14 August 1945 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place Düsseldorf, Germany, 51n12, 6e47
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
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Wim Wenders
photo: Thiago Piccoli, license cc-by-2.0


German film director of his native Germany and the U.S. He studied 1967-1970 at the Hochschule fur Film and Fernschen (Academy for Film and Television) in Munich and his first feature was released in 1970. Wenders won the Palme d'Or award in 1984 and the Best Director award in 1987, both from the Cannes Film Festival.

Wenders explored his interest in American culture in such films as "Alice in the Cities," 1974, "The American Friend," 1977 and "Paris, TX" in 1984. Returning to Germany, his latest is "Far Away So Close," 1992, which brings back some of "Wings of Desire," an explanation of the reunification of Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1967 (Academy for Film and Television, Germany, four yrs.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1970 (First feature film released)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1974 (First American film released)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1984 (Last American film, "Paris, TX")
  • Work : Prize 1984 (Cannes Film Festival, Palme d'Or award)
  • Work : Prize 1987 (Cannes Film Festival, Best Director award)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1992 (Film "Far Away So Close")

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.R. in hand. Due to a data entry error, until 17-Aug-2012 the entry was 00:15 (12:15 am), but correct is: 08:15 (am), as ATR verified in the Steinbrecher archive from the letter by Standesamt Düsseldorf to Steinbrecher of 18 Jan 1988.

Taeger has 08:10.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (German and American films)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Two from Cannes Film Festival)