Wings of Desire Movie Review 1988

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An ethereal, haunting modern fable about angels Damiel (Ganz) and Cassiel (Sander), who observe human life in and above the broken existence of Berlin. Their attention is particularly focused on Homer (Bois), an elderly poet, American actor Peter Falk (playing himself), and a lovely French trapeze performer named marion (Dommartin). But the more Damiel observes, the more he longs to experience desire--emotional and physical--as humans do. A moving, unequivocable masterpiece, with as many beautiful things to say about spiritual need as about the schizophrenic emptiness of contemporary Germany; Wenders' magnum opus. German with subtitles, and with black-and-white sequences.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Fantasy, Germany, Angels, The Meaning of Life, B/W & Color Combos, Berlin
Wim Wenders, Peter Handke
Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois
Henri Alekan
Wim Wenders
Jurgen Knieper
Wim Wenders, Anatole Dauman


Ind. Spirit 1989: Foreign Film; L.A. Film Critics 1988: Cinematog., Foreign Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1988: Cinematog.; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1988: Cinematog.

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