Howard Spence has seen better days. He has acted in many Westerns, but today he's just living off his former glory. After another night of debauchery, he flees the set of his latest movie riding away into the open prairie, like one of the heroes he so often portrayed. Seeking refuge at his mother's place, he soon learns that he might have a child somewhere that he never knew about. The very idea seems like a ray of hope that his life wasn't all in vain. Maybe there is even a place out there where he belongs! So Howard sets out to search for that son, or daughter, whoever it is, only to discover an entire life that he has missed so far, and a love he thought lost.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Written by: Sam Shepard

Produced by: Peter Schwartzkopff

Cinematography: Franz Lustig

Editing: Peter Przygodda, Oli Weiss

Production Design: Nathan Amondson

Costume Design: Caroline Eselin-Schaeffer

Original Score: T Bone Burnett

Cast: Eva Marie Saint, Sam Shepard (Howard Spence), Jessica Lange (Doreen), Tim Roth (Sutter), Eva Marie Saint (Howard's mother), Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth

Nominations and Awards

  • European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma 2005
  • European Film 2005
  • European Director 2005
  • European Editor 2005
  • Feature Film Selection 2005