Wim Wenders was deeply impressed and moved when in 1985 he saw for the first time "Café Müller" by choreographer Pina Bausch when the Tanztheater Wuppertal performed in Venice, at the occasion of a retrospective of Busch's work. Out of the meeting of the two artists grew a long-standing friendship and with the passage of time the plan for a joint film. However, putting the plan into action failed for a long time because of the limited possibilities of the medium: Wenders felt that he had not yet found a way to adequately translate Pina Bausch's unique art of movement, gesture, speech and music into film. Over the years the joint film project turned into a friendly ritual, almost a running gag, with both artists reminding one another of their plan. "When?" "As soon as I know how…"
Wenders began to systematically view the new generation of digital 3D cinema and in 2008 together with Pina Bausch to consider the realization of their shared dream. Although this showing of 'Pina' is not in 3D, Winder and Bausch still captivates the audience with works that Bausch selected, such as "Café Müller", "Le Sacre du printemps", "Vollmond" and "Kontakthof" from her repertoire.
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