Wings of Desire (Special Edition)
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This is not a perfect film. There are some dull moments, and I thoroughly dislike a couple of moments in the film, in particular, Dommartin's speech to Bruno Ganz in the bar near the end of the film. But there are so many magnificent moments, so many moments where they not merely get something right, but produce a moment of almost transcendent beauty, that WINGS OF DESIRE provides more than entertainment, but something akin to a reason to live. The movie becomes in the end a celebration of life, of all the tawdry elements that go into being human. The movie ends in affirming nearly as many things as Walt Whitman does in "Song of Myself."
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I felt as if I were immersed in an epic poem in those scenes. This film is also beautiful, flowing like a painting and done in a mixture of black & white plus color. There are wonderful acting moments throughout by the entire cast but especially by Bruno Ganz and Peter Falk. I haven't seen Ganz in a role this good since he played the Count in "The Marquise of O" for Fassbinder. I tried watching the American remake of this movie, "City Of Angels" with Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan and couldn't bear watching what we (Americans) had done to this Cannes' award winner. Well worth owning, this film can be watched over and over, just like any great piece of art.
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I love this film. Bruno Ganz is one of my all time favorite German actors.Published 7 days ago by Cmdr. Zabi
NO SUBTITLES!?!?! Love Wenders; waste of money though... cause I don't know German.Published 24 days ago by Heide Fralic
Did not realize that this movie is in German. I hated the movie, did not finish watching.Published 2 months ago by CSF
Sometimes movies reach their inspired goal of art. This one does. It lingers. It shares with Mozart's Magic Flute the underlying message of that opera and brings it out of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carolus
This is one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in poetry, cinema, angelic visitations, or simply the everyday beauty and tragedy... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chelsea
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Yeah, me too. It's really annoying - I finally got around to watching it today, and it's screwed up.
Dec 17, 2009 by Ryan Felts | See all 4 posts
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As to French, I'd highly recommend Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring. I also enjoyed My Father's Glory, and My Mother's Castle.
From Spain, I enjoyed Tristana, and Open Your Eyes.
My concentration is Asia, and I very much enjoyed Be With You, Heaven's Bookstore, Coquille, Yomigaeri... Read More
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