The first of the road films that would come to define the career of Wim Wenders, the magnificent Alice in the Cities
is an emotionally generous and luminously shot journey. A German journalist (RÃ¼diger Vogler) is driving across the United States to research an article; itâs a disappointing trip, in which he is unable to truly connect with what he sees. Things change, however, when he is forced to take a young girl named Alice (Yella RottlÃ¤nder) with him on his return trip to Germany, after her mother (Lisa Kreuzer)âwhom he has just metâleaves the child in his care. Though they initially find themselves at odds, the pair begin to form an unlikely friendship.