Palermo Shooting (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Palermo Shooting (2008)
  • Rate: 5.9/10 total 1,318 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 20 November 2008 (Germany)
  • Runtime: France:124 min (Cannes Film Festival) | 108 min (re-cut version)
  • Filming Location: Düsseldorf, North Rhine – Westphalia, Germany
  • Director: Wim Wenders
  • Stars: Campino, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Dennis Hopper
  • Original Music By: Irmin Schmidt   
  • Soundtrack: Good Friday
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Place Name In Title | City Name In Title | Fast Motion Sequence | Photographer | Death

Writing Credits By:

  • Wim Wenders  writer and
  • Norman Ohler 
  • Bernd Lange (collaboration)

Known Trivia

  • The film marks the first time that Director Wenders shot a movie in his hometown, Düsseldorf.

Goofs: Anachronisms: In the scene, when Finn talks with lady photographer, they discuss the age of their cameras. He tells that his Plaubel is twenty years old and she tells that her Leica is 40 years old. Actually she has Leica M7, which slightly differs from older Leica cameras. This camera marketed only in 2002.

Plot: After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down? |  »

Story: After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

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Produced By:

  • Gianfranco Barbagallo known as line producer: Italy
  • Felix Eisele known as associate producer
  • Stephan Mallmann known as associate producer
  • Marco Mehlitz known as line producer
  • Gian-Piero Ringel known as producer
  • Peter Schwartzkopff known as executive producer
  • Jeremy Thomas known as executive producer
  • Wim Wenders known as producer
  • Paul Zischler known as assistant producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Campino known as Finn
  • Inga Busch known as Karla
  • Axel Sichrovsky known as Hans
  • Gerhard Gutberlet known as Gerhard
  • Harry Blain known as Harry
  • Sebastian Blomberg known as Julian
  • Jana Pallaske known as Student
  • Olivia Asiedu-Poku known as Fan
  • Melika Foroutan known as Anke
  • Anna Orso known as Mother
  • Lou Reed known as Himself
  • Udo Samel known as Banker
  • Guiseppe Provinzano known as Actor 1
  • Guiseppe Massa known as Actor 2
  • Giovanna Mezzogiorno known as Flavia
  • Patrizia Schiavone known as Market Woman
  • Letizia Battaglia known as Photographer
  • Alessandro Dieli known as Doctor
  • Carmelo Billitteri known as Doorman
  • Dennis Hopper known as Frank
  • Andi known as (uncredited)
  • Breiti known as (uncredited)
  • Julia Domenica known as Fan (uncredited)
  • Irina Gerdt known as Dark-Haired Woman (uncredited)
  • Francesco Guzzo known as Giovanni (uncredited)
  • Milla Jovovich known as Herself (uncredited)
  • Kuddel known as (uncredited)
  • Peter Lindbergh known as (uncredited)
  • Wolfgang Michael known as Erwin (uncredited)
  • Leoluca Orlando known as (uncredited)
  • Giovanni Sollima known as Himself (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Barbara Lamelza known as hair designer
  • Barbara Lamelza known as makeup designer
  • Marcus Michael known as assistant hair stylist
  • Marcus Michael known as makeup artist
  • Susan Redfern known as special hair stylist
  • Nicole Stoewesand known as assistant makeup artist: Germany

Art Department:

  • Serena Boccanegra known as painter: Italy
  • Fabiola Cascio known as art department intern: Italy
  • Ludovica Ferrario known as art director: Italy
  • Ariane Haase known as stand-by props: Germany
  • Nina Hirschberg known as additional art direction: Germany
  • Nina Hirschberg known as on-set props: Italy
  • Anna Kasten known as art department intern: Italy
  • Oliver Koch known as art director: Germany
  • Luca Lucchesi known as on-set prop assistant: Italy
  • Caterina Margherita known as painter: Italy
  • Wolfgang Mohrhenn known as prop master: Germany
  • Frauke Nelißen known as assistant property master: Germany
  • Massimo Pauletto known as assistant art director: Italy
  • Elisabetta Pepino known as art department intern: Italy
  • Martin Scheferhoff known as on-set constructor: Germany
  • Bylyku Shpetim known as on-set constructor: Italy


Production Companies:

  • Neue Road Movies
  • P.O.R. Sicilia (co-production)
  • arte France Cinéma (co-production)
  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (co-production)
  • Pictorion Pictures GmbH (in association with)
  • Rectangle Productions (in association with)
  • Reverse Angle Production (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • SGO / Mistika  digital equipment
  • Sonic Magic  adr recording


  • Axiom Films (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • BIM Distribuzione (2008) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Boid (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Filmes do Estação (2009) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Océan Films (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Senator Film (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Axiom Films (2008) (UK) (all media)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2008) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore (2009) (Italy) (DVD)
  • HBO Hungary (2009) (Hungary) (TV) (original airing)
  • Hollywood Classic Entertainment Slovakia (2009) (Slovakia) (DVD)
  • Hollywood Classic Entertainment (2009) (Czech Republic) (DVD)
  • Odeon (2009) (Greece) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Pictorion_das Werk

Visual Effects by:

  • Wolf Bosse known as visual effects producer
  • Julian Braun known as digital compositor
  • Michael Brink known as visual effects producer
  • Joerg Bruemmer known as visual effects supervisor
  • Philipp Eckel known as recording
  • Alexander Falk known as system administrator
  • Philipp Fehling known as digital effects artist
  • Nico Hauter known as assistant colorist
  • Sven Heck known as digital intermediate conform artist
  • Sven Heim known as data wrangler
  • Kalle Max Hofmann known as digital effects artist
  • Alex Janke known as title designer
  • Lola Knoblach known as assistant colorist
  • Mathias Knöfler known as digital lab coordinator
  • Andreas Krieg known as 3D artist
  • Michael Krämer known as digital compositor
  • Christian Meckel known as system administrator
  • Sebastian Mietzner known as junior digital compositor
  • Julia Mueller-Madaus known as roto/prep
  • Rolf Muetze known as matte painting
  • Frieda Oberlin known as digital intermediate supervisor
  • Philipp Orgassa known as digital colorist
  • Frank Richter known as scanning
  • Lisa Riemer known as scanning coordinator
  • Andreas Schellenberg known as scanning coordinator
  • Johanna Sommer known as digital intermediate assistant coordinator
  • Gerhard Spring known as recording
  • Jonas Thorbrügge known as scanning
  • Christian Tröger known as digital intermediate finisher
  • Christian Wallmeier known as 3D artist

Release Date:

  • France 24 May 2008 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Brazil 17 October 2008 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • Turkey 17 October 2008 (Eurasia Film Festival)
  • Canada 18 October 2008 (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal)
  • Germany 13 November 2008 (Kinofest Lünen)
  • Germany 20 November 2008
  • Austria 21 November 2008
  • Italy 28 November 2008
  • Slovakia 29 November 2008 (Bratislava International Film Festival)
  • Croatia 8 January 2009
  • USA 20 January 2009 (Berlin & Beyond Festival)
  • Germany 11 February 2009 (Berlin International Film Festival)
  • Czech Republic 16 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Slovakia 16 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Portugal 5 March 2009
  • Czech Republic 27 March 2009 (Febio Film Festival)
  • Czech Republic 25 April 2009 (Pilsen Film Festival)
  • Italy 6 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Turkey 29 May 2009
  • Germany 12 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Russia 18 June 2009 (limited)
  • Hungary 14 August 2009 (TV premiere)
  • Poland 21 August 2009
  • South Korea 22 April 2010
  • UK 20 May 2011
  • Japan 3 September 2011 (Tokyo)


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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