Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, and his mute teen companion, Mignon. She's an acrobat in market squares for spare change. An actress, whom Wilhelm gazes at, joins them. Then, a plump young man introduces himself, having heard them talk of poetry. He takes them to his uncle's, except it's the wrong house; they interrupt a man's suicide. He invites them to stay. The actress tries to connect to Wilhelm. Couplings and rare bursts of feeling come as surprises; other characters remain alone.
-"Falsche Bewegung," (In the US called "The Wrong Move") is one of the finest films ever produced in Germany and certainly of of film guru Wim Wender's best works. An analysis of the sentiments, both serious and humorous, of the citizens of Post-war Germany, the feelings of guilt, loss, anger, and misdirection is so clearly and frighteningly distributed to the audience it really brings you to thought and to tears. A masterpiece.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe (novel)
Rüdiger Vogler ... Wilhelm
Hans Christian Blech ... Laertes
Hanna Schygulla ... Therese Farner
Nastassja Kinski ... Mignon (as Nastassja Nakszynski)
Peter Kern ... Bernhard Landau
Ivan Desny ... Industrieller / The Industrialist
Marianne Hoppe ... Mutter / The Mother
Lisa Kreuzer ... Janine (as Elisabeth Kreuzer)
Adolf Hansen ... Schaffner (as Adolph Hansen)
Language:German with English subtitles
Release Date:April 1979 (USA)
Also Known As:False Movement
Filming Locations:Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany