VINTAGE FILM Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

Rarely do we consider the plight of angels: heavenly creatures sent to watch and guard us but incapable of feeling joy or sadness themselves. But when Damiel (Ganz), an angel posted in Berlin, feels a spark of emotion (that would be love) for a circus performer named Marion (Dommartin), he must choose between immortality and he feelings for her. With a lovely turns by Peter Falk (as an ex-angel) and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (as themselves).

Director: Wim Wenders

Screenplay by: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger

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

Major nominations on original release : Best Director at Cannes (won), BAFTA award for Best Non-English Film, César award for Best Foreign Film

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