Land of Plenty -- Renowned German director Wim Wenders uses L.A. as a backdrop for his darkly humorous and poignant essay on contemporary life in America.
Land of Plenty -- Land of Plenty
Michelle Williams, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for LAND OF PLENTY, brings her signature emotional depth to this drama by Wim Wenders, a European filmmaker whose fascination with American culture harkens back to his 1984 breakthrough PARIS, TEXAS.
Set on the streets of downtown LA, LAND OF PLENTY is a darkly humorous look at America from two very different perspectives: through the eyes of Paul (John Diehl), a troubled, patriotic Vietnam veteran, and an idealistic young woman (Williams).
9/11 re-triggers Paul's trauma and returns the ghosts of his past, but fear is the last thing Paul can admit to himself.
Lana gets involved with a downtown mission serving a huge homeless community. An idealist, Lana can't reconcile her Christian faith with the actions of her country's leadership.
When Paul and Lana witness the apparently random shooting of a Middle Eastern man, they investigate the incident together -- but for very different reasons.
Dream therapy for the victim of a violent assault causes undesirable effects on her personality.
Trailer for Land of Plenty.
Lana (Michelle Williams) returns to a hypersensitive, paranoid America from a life abroad. She is in search of her mother's estranged brother, a deeply-scarred Vietnam vet. Before they really even know each other, Lana a returned emigr with a social conscious and her Uncle Paul a self-appointed one-man anti-terror squad witness a horrific drive-by shooting. In the shadow of September 11 and the War on Terror these two must reconcile with each other and their vastly different world-views.