To really get to know the great New German Cinema stalwart, lucidly dreamy Americana enthusiast, and consummate mood-builder Wim Wenders, look no further than these favorites: the intensely romantic story of an angel who longs for human love, Wings of Desire (1987); the Palme d’Or–winning odyssey Paris, Texas (1984); and his first theatrical feature, the Hitchcockian tale of anomie and isolation The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972).