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Wings of Desire
- Wim Wenders

Overview - The sky over Wenders's war-scarred Berlin is full of gentle angels wearing trench coats who listen to the tortured thoughts of mortals and try to comfort them. One wishes to become mortal after falling in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Peter Falk, as himself, assists in the transformation by explaining the simple joys of a human experience, such as the sublime combination of coffee and cigarettes.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The sky over Wenders's war-scarred Berlin is full of gentle angels wearing trench coats who listen to the tortured thoughts of mortals and try to comfort them. One wishes to become mortal after falling in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Peter Falk, as himself, assists in the transformation by explaining the simple joys of a human experience, such as the sublime combination of coffee and cigarettes. The result is a film that is simultaneously sentimental and cerebral.

Awards:
1987 - Cannes - Best Director Winner

Cast List

Crime and the City Solution - Goth band, frequents Wim Wenders movies
Hans Martin Stier - German actor, WINGS OF DESIRE
Peter Falk - American actor, COLUMBO
Anatole Daumon
Wim Wenders - Director,screenwriter,producer, WINGS OF DESIRE
Solveig Dommartin - French German actress, WINGS OF DESIRE (1987)
Peter Handke - Novelist/Screenwriter
Otto Sander - Actor, FAR AWAY SO CLOSE, WINGS OF DESIRE
Peter Przygodda - Editor
Jurgen Kneiper - Score, "Wings of Desire"
Heidi Ludi - Art Director/"The Bear"
Nick Cave
Bruno Ganz - German actor, WINGS OF DESIRE
Henri Alekan - French Director Of Photography

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 127
  • Color Format: B&W and Color
  • UPC: 715515046510
  • Genre: Foreign Video - German
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: November 2009

Related Categories:
Movies > Foreign Films
Movies > German

Related Keywords:
Afterlife
Romance
Self-Discovery
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Angels
Love
Essential Cinema

 
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Reviews:
"...[WINGS OF DESIRE] has a loveliness of conception that, for a time, keeps it as feathery as an angel's wings....Wender's mpst ambitous effort yet, and [it] certainly radiates immense promise..." - 04/29/1988 New York Times, p.C15


"...Visualized through some inspiring cinematography..." - 07/01/1987 Film Comment, p.60-5


"...A magnificent film of sublime beauty and contagious optimism....Alekan's visual power, softly swirling and mysterious, is unsurpassed..." - 05/20/1988 Los Angeles Times, p.C10


"...The film evokes a mood of reverie, elegy and meditation....You're seduced into the spell of this movie....CITY OF ANGELS is a skillful romantic comedy..." - 04/12/1998 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5


"...Legendary cinematographer Henri Alekan shot the film's brooding first half in emotionally stirring monochrome....[Later] this truly original piece of work switches to color..." - 09/01/1989 USA Today, p.3D


"...Wender's response to each of the Berlin locations, captured so evocatively by Henri Alekan's monochrome photography, reveals a profound understanding of their cultural significance and poetic potential..." - 12/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.64

 
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