Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire (1987)

Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander) are angels who watch over the city of Berlin. They don't have harps or wings (well, they usually don't have wings) and they prefer overcoats to gossamer gowns. But they can travel unseen… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 17, 1987
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

A fantasy that... goes right in spite of its solemn style.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Few films are so rich, so intriguing, or so ambitious.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

I love that search for what makes a human.

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David Stratton

A sublimely beautiful, deeply romantic film for our times.

Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter

One of the few truly great movies to come out of the '80s.

David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

A stunningly made valentine to the city of Berlin, which has never been more imaginatively or more beautifully filmed. A joy from start to finish.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Wings of Desire is one of Wenders's most stunning achievements.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Startlingly original at first, Wings of Desire is in the end damagingly overloaded.

Jonathan Baumbach
The Nation

Wings of Desire has an ingenuousness, a sweetness of spirit, that triumphs over the conventional rigidities of its calculation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An angel falls in love with a human woman and decides to become one of her kind. The inspiration for the Hollywood tear-jerker City of Angels, Wim… More
Dan Schultz
A beautiful, haunting, atmospheric drama concerning two angels (Bruno Ganz and Otto Sandler) who wander amongst the streets of Berlin undetected, and how one of… More
Spencer S.
Dealing with the interconnectedness of the human existence as well as the ethereal quality of dreams and the world of angels, Wim Wenders provides his magnum… More
Stella Dallas
actor peter falk died yesterday, aged 83. in this magical film he plays himself. one thing many fans don't know is that the sketches made by his… More
Chris Weber
Daniel and Cassiel are two angels who are assigned to watch over the city of Berlin. It is their job to monitor people and take note of all that occurs, and to… More
Daniel Mumby
In my review of The Lovely Bones, I wrote about the difficulties associated with depicting the afterlife on screen. The select group of films which manage to… More

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