over 4 years
My favourite film. Just amazing.
An amazing, one of a kind film.
over 5 years
Excellent, moving and thought provoking poem on Berlin and life itself.
almost 7 years
Bit poignant, bit clever, bit average
Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin, translated literally as The Sky Over Berlin) is a 1987 Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of the human inhabitants and comfort those who are in distress. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated and estranged from their loved ones. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist. The angel chooses to become human so that he can experience the human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one, and so that have a chance at human love with the trapeze artist. The film is shot in both a rich, sepia-toned black-and-white and colour, with the former being used to represent the world as experienced by the angels.
The film was followed by a sequel, Faraway, So Close!, in 1993, and in 1998, an American remake called City of Angels...