Palermo Shooting

Palermo Shooting

German DVD cover
Directed by Wim Wenders
Produced by Gian-Piero Ringel
Wim Wenders
Written by Wim Wenders
Norman Ohler
Bernd Lange
Starring Campino
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Dennis Hopper
Music by Irmin Schmidt
Cinematography Franz Lustig
Edited by Peter Przygodda
Oli Weiss
Neue Road Movies
Distributed by Senator Film
Release dates
  • 24 May 2008 (2008-05-24) (Cannes)
  • 20 November 2008 (2008-11-20) (Germany)
Running time
124 minutes
Country Germany
Language German, English, Italian

Palermo Shooting is a 2008 film written and directed by German director Wim Wenders, and starring Campino, Dennis Hopper, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Lou Reed as himself, and an uncredited Milla Jovovich, also playing herself.


At Cannes 2008

The film follows a German photographer (played by Campino, singer of German punk band Die Toten Hosen) who comes to Palermo because he needs to make a clean break from his past. In the city, he meets a young woman (Mezzogiorno) and a completely different way of life.[1]


The film is the first one directed by Wenders in his hometown, Düsseldorf.[2] Filming also took place in the nearby cities of Essen and Neuss as well as Palermo and other areas of Sicily.


The film was released in Germany on 20 November 2008. The film had its U.S. premiere on 20 January 2009 at the Berlin and Beyond film festival at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.


  1. The Palermo Shooting at
  2. "Press release" (PDF). Cannes Festival. Retrieved 30 November 2013.

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