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PG-13| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Two angels, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander), 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 (Solveig Dommartin), the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds--with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk (playing himself) -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Cast: Bruno Ganz , Solveig Dommartin , Otto Sander , Curt Bois , Peter Falk ,

Director: Wim Wenders

Genres: Fantasy

Distributor: Orion Pictures

Wings of Desire (1987)

Release Date: April 29th, 1988|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • Astonishing things happen and symbolism can only work by being apparent. For me, the film is like music or a landscape: It clears a space in my mind, and in that space I can consider questions. (Review of Original Release) show more

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    Wim Wenders returns to Germany with a sublimely beautiful, deeply romantic film for our times. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • Wings is a soaring vision that appeals to the senses and the spirit. (Review of Original Release) show more

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