Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama film directed by Wim Wendres and starring H. D. Stanton, D. Stockewell, N. Kinski, and H. Carson. The screenplay was written by L. M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard, and the distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder. The cinematography was by R. Muller. The film was a co-production between companies in France and West Germany, and was filmed in the United States.
The plot focuses on an amnesiac (Stanton) who, after mysteriously wandering out of the desert, attempts to revive his life with his brother (Stockwell) and seven-year-old son (Carson), and to track down his former wife (Kinski). At the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, the film unanimously won the Palm d’Or (Golden Palm) from the official jury, as well as the FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. The film has been released on DVD and Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection.
Running time: 150 min.
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