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. It was screened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
German DVD cover
|Directed by||Wim Wenders|
|Produced by||Gian-Piero Ringel|
|Written by||Wim Wenders|
|Music by||Irmin Schmidt|
|Edited by||Peter Przygodda|
|Distributed by||Senator Film|
A German photographer named Finn (Campino) comes to Palermo because he needs to make a clean break from his past. In the city, he meets a young woman named Flavia (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and a completely different way of life.
- Campino as Finn
- Inga Busch as Karla
- Axel Sichrovsky as Hans
- Gerhard Gutberlet as Gerhard
- Harry Blain as Harry
- Sebastian Blomberg as Julian
- Jana Pallaske as Student
- Olivia Asiedu-Poku as Fan
- Melika Foroutan as Anke
- Anna Orso as Mother
- Lou Reed as himself
- Udo Samel as Banker
- Giuseppe Provinzano as Actor 1
- Giuseppe Massa as Actor 2
- Giovanna Mezzogiorno as Flavia
- Patrizia Schiavone as Market woman
- Letizia Battaglia as Photographer
- Alessandro Dieli as Doctor
- Carmelo Billitteri as Doorman
- Dennis Hopper as Frank
- Milla Jovovich as herself
- Anton Giulio Pandolfo as Contained
The film's original soundtrack includes songs from Beirut, Jason Collett, Portishead, Calexico, and Iron & Wine. It also features exclusive tracks from Grinderman, Bonnie Prince Billy, Matt Sweeney, and Sibylle Baier.
|1.||"Dream (Song for Finn)"||Grinderman||4:06|
|2.||"Busy Hope"||Get Well Soon||3:11|
|4.||"Bei Flavia I"||Irmin Schmidt||1:32|
|5.||"Freedom Hangs Like Heaven"||Iron & Wine||3:59|
|6.||"It's a Departure"||The Long Winters||3:04|
|7.||"The Black Light"||Calexico||3:21|
|8.||"Some Kinda Love"||The Velvet Underground||3:39|
|9.||"Beds in the East"||Thom||4:19|
|11.||"Postcards from Italy"||Beirut||4:16|
|12.||"Quello Che Non Ho"||Fabrizio De André||5:06|
|13.||"We All Lose One Another"||Jason Collett||4:20|
|14.||"Torn and Brayed"||Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney||3:19|
|16.||"Let Us Know"||Sibylle Baier||3:02|
|17.||"Bei Flavia II"||Irmin Schmidt||1:39|
|18.||"Quannu Moru"||Rosa Balistreri||3:04|
|19.||"Song for Frank"||Grinderman||3:14|
|20.||"Mysteries"||Beth Gibbons & Rustin' Man||4:38|
|21.||"Good Friday"||Get Well Soon||4:45|
Peter Brunette of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film an unfavorable review, saying, "Every time the film goes philosophical on us, the resulting dialogue is sententious and banal." Todd McCarthy of Variety said, "Although she can’t save the film from its own silliness, Mezzogiorno does provide a gravity and legitimacy of her own, as her mesmerizing eyes and her excellent delivery in English make a dramatic highlight out of a monologue about a personal tragedy, as well as showing up Campino for the non-actor he is."
- "Press release" (PDF). Cannes Festival. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
- Hughes, Josiah (31 July 2009). "Wim Wenders Gets Exclusive Tracks from Grinderman, Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney for Palermo Shooting Soundtrack". Exclaim!. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- "German director Wim Wenders (C) poses with US actor Dennis Hopper (L)". ABC News. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- Brunette, Peter (23 May 2008). "The Palermo Shooting". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- McCarthy, Todd (25 May 2008). "Palermo Shooting". Variety. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- ""The Voice of the Audience" – A Pallette of Various Cinematographies". Sofia International Film Festival. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2017.