Wings of Desire is a lovely, epic fantasy of haunting drama and romance. 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 Henri Alekan, is one of director/co-writer Wim Wenders' (Paris, Texas) definitive films.

Director:

Wim Wenders

Cast:

Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk

MPAA Rating:

PG-13

Run Time:

2hrs 8mins

Release Year:

1987

Country Of Origin:

Germany/France