Like other movements, "the new wave" of German cinema just started to
be developed step by step in the 80s of last century; the main goal at
that time was peace, cooperation -- the years after when the Cold War
Except for the critical point of each film are movies construction of
the same era. If, on the other hand we look more closely: Its content,
circumstances, emphasis is very abundance and separate.
"Paris, Texas" is a movie also in that case -- What we are talking
From overall to each detail, the film begins with the scene of Travis
walking alone on the path of a vast desert, and the doctor found
Travis's home phone number, information about the missing brother has
just been found, its come to Walt (younger brother of Travis).
The reunion between the two brothers was not long, two brothers drove
to a restaurant - where Walt began to question the main cause of his
By this time people may ask: "Why in life too many obstacles,
difficulties make people easily controlled?" or "Why Walt doesn't care
for his brother?".
"Sadness flies away on the wings of time!".
In light of these facts, the movie seems to lead the audience "to new
horizons" as it officially reveals the stories hidden behind: Four
years after Travis's missing, Walt and his wife held the role of
nurturing his elder brother's son (Hunter).
Travis finally broke his silence as he looked at a Texas map referring
to "Paris,..." he planned to go there in the future (he confused with
Paris of France). He said it was just for the convenience of passing so
he refuses to fly, to rent a car and the brothers began their long
journey back to Los Angeles.
As the two brothers continue their journey in the next day, Travis
shows Walt a weathered photograph of a vacant lot. It took a while, he
explains that he purchased the property in Paris, Texas -- a town he
believes is his birthplace, based on a story told by their mother.
"It's better to know and be disappointed, than to never know and always
Upon arriving in Los Angeles, the father and son (Travis and Hunter)
reunite, but Hunter is not comfortable and thinks that it's just a
stranger. Later, Walt try to reestablish connections from some old home
movies, he just in the hope of creating good memories and breaking up
the conflict between Travis and his elder brother's son.
Relationships between them have only just begun to improve: a trust
between two people are separated after a long time ago; its has just
been created at the moment, now! Walt's wife (Anne) tells Travis she
has secretly deposited money for Travis's son' (Hunter) through the
bank, although she has not heard any news of Hunter's mother for a long
period of time.
Obviously, we can recognize: "People always master of their owns life,
always longing for seeking Happiness. Before the difficulties, people
just always try to overcome!".
A determination shown in Walt's brother, he begins to plan with Hunter
to find his son's mother again.
On a short trip, but it has a great meaning for the father and son, as
they understand each other more, listen to each other and sympathize
for each other.
Having seen the mother just out of the bank, Travis and his own son
track her to a club. In this place, he realizes a shocking truth when
every room are filled with one- dimensional mirrors -- significance of
the director's in this detail is that its refers to the inner world of
human is so deep that we not able to see (?!).
As well as a grim portrait of a land where people like Travis and Jane
cannot put down roots. There are days like that, quietly, not sad, not
happy, slowly drift... the end of a day.
Afterwards only a few moments of awkward silence he walked out despite
the fact that his wife (Jane) she was in one of those rooms.
The day after, he decides into a one-way mirror room, he trying to
contact Jane. A story about a man and young girl falling in love is
told, its made Jane embarrassed because she suddenly realized someone
across of the glass!
The touching story about two people, its just started when Travis
describes how the couple's love turned from being joyful to stifling,
explains how the drunken man suffocated the young girl with his
jealousy and control, and tells how he came to loathe himself (!).
A strong emotion takes place in Jane's soul until Travis was about to
leave, she urged him to stay.
It's many years, couple because circumstances do not allow -- they
can't meet even just once, there's so much thing to talk about enough.
Notable that night, Jane decided to leave room for the reunion with her
husband and son. Any story that also ends, Travis looked at the clock
and drove away until the screen began to darken.
Surely the end of the film has caused you to wonder that: "Once in a
lifetime, regardless of all the moments in life, is there any value
that we have truly treasured and where is Happiness before we seek it
The director too successful to express the message of the film we can
pay attention to gestures, actions through the characters (even though
this movie with little dialogue).
Personally I think is the movie really hard to watch (It's true), as
its a little too abstract and insightful with involves "multiple layers
of meaning" -- this thing only for loving hearts, and if you "feel it
all" in your heart then you will find it very reality and meaningful!