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Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, and dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality to come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.
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Every now and then I have the need to watch this movie...and it never gets old.
Every aspect of this movie is 5 star...having said that, this movie is not for everyone. Read more
Great movie as everyone knows. I recently saw Far Away So Close that adds nicely to that universe.Published 7 months ago by Planetguy
The movie was most interesting as a comparison to City of Angels. I bought this as a gift for a friend, primarily because of the commentary on the Berlin Wall.Published 7 months ago by Darelyn R Snodgrass
What an enchanting and thought-provoking movie! The basic premise is that there are angels watching over the earth -- or maybe only Berlin, where, God knows, they needed angels... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stanley Crowe
WINGS OF DESIRE (1987, 127 minutes, in German, French, English and subtitled in English) ~
Bruno Ganz as the Angel Cassiel
Otto Sander as the Angel Damiel... Read more
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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
Nov 2, 2009 by C. G. M. | See all 2 posts
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