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Pina is a film for Pina Bausch. With the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, this feature-length dance film portrays the exhilarating and inimitable art of this great German choreographer who died in the summer of 2009. Inviting the viewer on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension right onto the stage of the legendary ensemble, the film also accompanies the dancers beyond the theatre, into the city and the surrounding industrial landscape of Wuppertal â€“ the place that was the home and centre of Pina Bauschâ€™s creative life for more than 35 years. Wim Wenders first saw a piece by choreographer Pina Bausch â€“ â€˜CafÃ© MÃ¼llerâ€™ â€“ in 1985, and was immediately bowled over. Their first meeting soon evolved into a long-standing friendship that was to lead eventually to an idea for a joint film project. However, their projectâ€™s implementation was long thwarted by the limitations of the medium of film. Wenders sensed that he had yet to find a suitable form in which convey Pina Bauschâ€™s unique art combining movement, gestures, speech and music.