Alice in the Cities
(Alice in den Städten)
Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Kochl,
A wandering journalist finds himself stuck with someone else’s small daughter in this road movie crossing the United States and Germany, “a fine, tightly controlled, intelligent, and ultimately touching film” (New York Times). Writer’s block, a collection of Polaroids, and a heightened sense of alienation are the only things a German writer brings back to the old world from a cross-country American trip; well, those and an eight-year-old girl, whom he suddenly has to care for. Together they try to find a barely remembered family home while stumbling through a modern world with little time for family, home, or happiness.