Soul of a Man, The (2003)

Original Title : The Soul of a Man
Director : Wim Wenders
Writer : Wim Wenders
Genre : Documentary
Country : Germany
Language : English
Producer : Paul G. Allen , Margaret Bodde , Belinda Clasen , Ulrich Felsberg , Alex Gibney , Paul Marcus (III) , Samson Mucke , Jody Patton , Peter Schwartzkopff , Martin Scorsese
Photography : Lisa Rinzler
IMDB ID : 0368287
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Soul of a Man, The (2003) - Wim Wenders


Beck I
James Blood Ulmer Featured Performer
Keith B. Brown Himself
T-Bone Burnett Featured Performer
Nick Cave Featured Performer
Eagle Eye Cherry Featured Performer
Shemekia Copeland Featured Performer
Laurence Fishburne Narrator
Garland Jeffreys Featured Performer
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Featured Performer
Chris Thomas King Himself
J.B. Lenoir Himself (archive footage
Los Lobos Featured Performer
John Mayall Perfomer (archive footage
Bonnie Raitt Featured Performer
Lou Reed Featured Performer
Vernon Reid Featured Performer
Marc Ribot Featured Performer
Lucinda Williams Featured Performer
Cassandra Wilson I
Alvin Youngblood Hart Featured Performer


The genuine part of this is Blind Willie Johnson, Skip James and J.B. Lenoir. Lenoir is seen in documentary footage never shown before (and thereby hangs a tale). Skip James you see performing in his later years after his thirty-years' silence. Blind Willie Johnson is represented by an actor mouthing his words. Their music is heard clearly, and then covered by artists of the present day. Wenders is struck by the fact that Voyager went up with a Blind Willie Johnson song on board. Where are the blues? Lost In The Stars.