Land Of Plenty

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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. read more

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.

Original Release

09/10/2004

US Release

09/10/2004

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Cast

Directors

Wim Wenders

Writers

Scott Derrickson, Michael Meredith, Wim Wenders

Cast

Burt Young Sherman
Michelle Williams Lana
John Diehl Paul
Richard Edson Jimmy
Wendell Pierce Henry
Shaun Toub Hassan
Jeris Poindexter Charles (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
Rhonda Stubbins White Dee Dee
Victoria Thomas News Reporter
Matthew Kimbrough News Anchor
Jeffrey Vincent Parise Coroner's Assistant (as Jeff Parise)
Christa Lang Trailer Park Woman
Warren Stearns Mortician
Bernard White Youssef
Gloria Stuart Old Lady
Golan Ramraz Shlomo (uncredited)
Yuri Elvin Officer Elvin (as Yuri Z. Elvin)
Paul West Policeman

Producers

Peter Schwartzkopff Executive Producer
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Jake Abraham Producer
In-Ah Lee Producer
Samson Mucke Producer
Gary Winick Producer
Mandy Tagger Producer

Editors

Moritz Laube

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