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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A very strange movie, interesting photography but overly long. I was intrigued by the recitation, in German, of the poem "When the Child was a Child", which I had heard in... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jeffrey D. Gerken
This is a fascinating contemporaneous statement, but while I enjoyed it as a Berliner and a child of that post-war period, my wife did not quite get into it. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Peter W. Petschauer
beautiful and quirky movie, directed by Wem Wenders, subtitles in German and French as well as some English dialog, well worth seeing and SO much better than the wimpy American... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I love movies and this is one of my favorites, I have watched it many times.
Wim Wenders is a wonderful film maker and Bruno Ganz a very great actor.
Although it was a bit slow moving, it was a beautiful film with a truly enriching message. Absolute poetry and well worth the watch... just don't start it when you are sleepy.Published 2 months ago by Amanda Schlenker
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