Wings of Desire
Director: Wim Wenders Run Time: 128 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1987 Language: German with English subtitles
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Curt Bois, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Solveig Dommartin
Screenwriters: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke
Producers: Wim Wenders, Anatole Dauman
Like an ethereal dream, Wim Wenders’ poetic masterpiece is both a visual marvel and a universal story of the transformative power of love, even for the immortal. Two angels shift through the foggy streets of Berlin, devoid of attachment to the mortals they serve, until one angel falls in love with a trapeze artist and begins to feel a longing for corporeality and human connection. With sublime cinematography by Henri Alekan, a musical soundtrack that includes Nick Cave, and an (other)worldly Peter Falk playing himself, this gorgeous film is an unparalleled achievement in cinema.