A take on how Hollywood style brashness meets its fate in the modern new age world of technology and paranoia. Deals with the question of greed vs humility; of style vs humanity; of trust vs betrayal. Deals with many things - which are left open, I suppose, intentionally. Wim Wenders and his trusted buddy Ry Cooder bring this story together in traditional style.
Bill Pullman plays this top shot Hollywood director who doesn't for a moment think about anything else but making action movies. His wife leaves him, he chuckles. But then he gets mugged and slips into another world. Gabriel Bryne plays an secret agent working on a top secret government project, who finds himself slipping away too from the reality of the situation. At the end of all of it, I felt no closer to the truth but quite enjoyed it.
Rating: * * +