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Type: Director
Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 08/14/1945


 

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The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
Wim Wenders

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Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
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