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Wings of Desire
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WINGS OF DESIRE

Der Himmel über Berlin

Directed by Wim Wenders
West Germany, France, 1987
Fantasy, Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Synopsis

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Our take

Angels walk among the downtrodden in this ethereal spiritual drama from Wim Wenders. Winner of the Best Director prize in Cannes, and featuring a tender, improvised performance from Peter Falk, Wings of Desire is a hypnotic philosophical meditation that finds divine order amid everyday chaos.