Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Assistant directed by Denis! WINGS OF DESIRE 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, 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 and 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. – Janus Films

128 Minutes
Germany, 1987

"Ambitious and audacious... one of Wenders's most stunning achievements."
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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