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Wings of Desire
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Wim Wenders


The sky over Wenders's war-scarred Berlin is full of gentle angels wearing trench coats who listen to the tortured thoughts of mortals and try to comfort them. One wishes to become mortal after falling in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Peter Falk, as himself, assists in the transformation by explaining the simple joys of a human experience, such as the sublime combination of coffee and cigarettes. The result is a film that is simultaneously sentimental and cerebral.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 127 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1987

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Widescreen - 1.66

Audio:

Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, German

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Director

Wim Wenders

Producer

Anatole Dauman

Producer

Wim Wenders

Screenwriter

Wim Wenders

Screenwriter

Peter Handke

Star(s)

Peter Falk

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Press

"...[WINGS OF DESIRE] has a loveliness of conception that, for a time, keeps it as feathery as an angel's wings....Wender's mpst ambitous effort yet, and [it] certainly radiates immense promise..."

- Janet Maslin, New York Times

"...Visualized through some inspiring cinematography..."

- Mary Corliss, Film Comment

 

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