Wings of desire

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1986/87, West Germany-France

128 min., col. and b/w, OV – German, English, French, Turkish, Hebrew, Spanish, Japanese

 

Director Wim Wenders

Scriptwriters Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger

DoP Henri Alekan
Production design Heidi Lüdi
Music Jürgen Knieper, Laurent Petitgand
Editing Peter Przygodda
Cast Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk, Hans Martin Stier, Elmar Wilms, Sigurd Rachman, Beatrice Manowski, Lajos Kovács
Producers Wim Wenders, Anatole Dauman
Production Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Argos Films S.A.
World Sales Wim Wenders Stiftung

Set in Berlin, guardian angels in long overcoats watch over human beings, not able to change the course of events but to influence, bring hope. We follow two angels: Damiel and Cassiel. They serenely listen to the thoughts of an old Holocaust victim, and of parents worried about their son, and of the passengers on trams and the people in the streets… then Damiel falls in love with a trapeze artist and decides he wants to become human, with all the sensuality and emotional pain that goes with it.

  • Best Director prize, Cannes – 1987
  • European Film Awards for Best Director and Best Supporting Actor
  • German Film Awards for Best Film and Best Cinematography
  • Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Films
  • About 20 other awards and nominations

 

AUGUST 29, WEDNESDAY

Area: open air shows

22:00 - Wings of Desire (Heaven over Berlin) (Germany (Germany), Director Wim Wenders, 128 ', 16+