Wings of Desire
Drama • PG-13 • 1987 • 2 hr 8 min
One of the most poetic German films, as well as one of Wim Wenders' best. This film is pure magic!
Explores the profound feeling of being alive and the gifts and curses that it brings.
Great context and material, beautiful cinematography and Mise-en-scène.
Profound and deeply touching, a film that explores what it means to be human and the beauty of life.
Silk beauty envelops as warm hands around a shiver. Stoking that private candle behind our eyes.
A gorgeous film, especially for the fact that it's not sanitized. The world is dirty and sad and all the more beautiful for that realism.
One of the most beautiful movies I have seen. Those philosophical phrases, made me more reflected about life, death and love.
The European slice of life mixed with the contemplative philosophy about humanity makes for a very comfortable film.
One of my fav movies of all time. French cinema with it's elegance and simplicity blowing my mind. Concept of angels and death is marvelous.
Heavy going and enigmatic but also mesmerising.
Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.
Damiel is now married to Marion, runs the pizzeria “Da Angelo” and the two have a child. The solitarily remaining angel Cassiel is more and more dissatisfied with his destiny as a mere observer of human life and finally decides to take the great leap. As Karl Engel he soon gets into a dubious milieu and finds himself as the assistant of the German American Baker, who makes his money with shady arms deals and sends films east in exchange for weapons. Cassiel’s adventure turns into a “thriller” when he decides to put a stop to Baker’s game.