The End of Violence

Synopsis: Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max's disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max's production.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Wim Wenders
Production: MGM
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

Define "violence".

- What?

- Okay, everyone,

I need you to step back.

Step back. Violence. Define it.

I don't know.


You're making a movie about it.

Shouldn't you know what it is?

Maybe we should

just get ready.

I'm ready.

All right, silence.

We're going in 20,

here we go.

Try and define it.


okay, bring it in now.

In my line of work,

if you don't know what

something really is... ten, nine,

instead of what it looks like,

eight, seven,

you don't mess with it,

six, five,

or you could get yourself

killed. Four, three,

hold your places, everyone.

That's good. Two, one.

And cut!

Way to go!

Beautiful. I think we've got it. No, no.

We got a problem down here.

Oh, boy.

Get the paramedics down here

immediately. You're okay.

We have an accident.

Hold on.

Something about that day

reminded me of when I was a kid.

We lived by the sea.

A tiny town.

Lots of fishing boats.

One movie theater.

My brother fished.

I watched movies.

They got me wondering what

we'd do if we were ever attacked.

We suddenly seemed so vulnerable to

killer sharks, nuclear submarines,

an alien invasion.

The enemy

could come from anywhere.

The land, the water, the sky,

the chinese.

Couldn't trust

any of 'em anymore.

Yeah, Brian. Mike, I've

gone through the whole thing.

There's absolutely

nothing you can do.

You're telling me you

couldn't find one loophole?

- I went over it all night.

- Who wrote that contract, Brian?

Look, I can

call Tokyo for you.



Guess I've been kinda edgy

ever since.

Looking over my shoulder.

Always ready

for that sudden attack.

- Claire, go ahead.

- Welcome back. How was your flight?

Oshima called from Tokyo. She said the

three million won't be in the account...

till Friday noon,

our time.

The studio said they are only

releasing the video in June.

You can sue them.

Brian doesn't think you'll win.

Yeah, I know he doesn't.

Listen, I don't want you to take

any more of Briars f***ing calls!

Tell them I gotta talk to

them myself. It's urgent.

Seeds of violence

got through the night shoot,

but there was an accident

with one of the stunts.

- Cat, the stuntwoman for daisy, got hurt

in the explosion. - How is she?

She cut her face and got

banged up, but she's fine.

Did we get the shot?

Yeah, it looks great.

- Great.

- On the other picture there was a problem.

- The company was actually evacuated.

- Uh, Claire?

- Yeah?

- I gotta put you on hold.



I'm leaving...

where are you going?



I'm leaving you.


I can't get your attention


I'm not sure I want it.

Where you gonna go?


- What?

- I was thinking about Guatemala.

Guatemala? You have a

yearning for squalor?


I have a yearning for life.

Real life.

Christ, not again.

Paige, look, uh,

I'm coming upstairs.

I'm coming in a minute. I've

been waiting for this call.


I've got Hiyawa on the line.

All right. Put me through.

It's early morning there.


my highly overpaid lawyers are confident

we can win this on three counts.

How can this be possible? I have

to check with our New York lawyers.

Be my guest.

This will take time.

You have all day.

You'll hear from us.

I look forward to it.

Go ahead, Claire.

Six is here. He wants to know whether

you're gonna use his title track for violence.

Yo, Mike. What's up,

baby? How's that view?

Look, man,

you know my sh*t is phat.

It's hot, man. So you gonna be

using it or you gonna be losing it?

Go ahead and show me the Dailies

and you can put the song on over it.

Okay, one more thing. Someone dumped

a 400-page file into your e-mail.

Some weird, secret FBI file

with diagrams.

An FBI file in my e-mail?

Yeah, about some new

surveillance system.

That's it?

Nothing from the pope?

Ha ha.

Check it yourself.

Remember we did research on

high-tech crime for violence?

Anyway, here's the Dailies

and Six's demo track.

You never quite realize

the way things affect you.

When I was a kid movies scared

the sh*t out of me,

so then when I grew up,

I went into

the movie business.

Turned what you could call

a basic fear of strangers...

into a multimillion-dollar


After all, paranoia

is our number one export.

Everybody needs an enemy.

It's only now I've come to understand

that there are no enemies or strangers...

just a strange world.

Good morning, guys.

Don't you guys ever sleep?

Hey, Ray.

If you're so smart, why not try getting

a license? You could drive to work.

Oh, and good morning

to you too.

Truth is, I try to avoid modern

technology whenever I can.

Hey, you still want the tr-5

macros linked to your base matrix?

Do you have them rigged up yet?

What have you been doing all night?

Just teasing.

See ya.

Dispatch, this is 2-mary-19.

We have a visual on suspects.

10-4, 2-mary-19.

Dispatch, 2-mary-19. Suspects

are being questioned at location.

10-4, 2-mary-19.

Hey, we'll have another 25 X-rs

going by Friday,

all with the 10-to-500 zooms.

Mmm. Good.

- Trying to keep up with you, Ray.

- You're doing good down there.

- I'll check in with you later.

- We're here.

No, she did not




The scene? Yeah.

I talked to the stunt

coordinator and the insurance guy.

They say the whole thing can

be attributed to our negligence.

She can definitely sue if

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Nicholas Klein

Nicholas Klein was an American labor union advocate, and attorney who is best known for his speech to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in 1918. more…

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