Wings of Desire

2hrs 8mins
Directed by
Wim Wenders
Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander

There are angels on the streets of Berlin.

Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, and 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 by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. Wings of Desire forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.