Wings of Desire (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)
There are angels on the streets of Berlin.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: November 3, 2009
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary featuring Wenders and Actor Peter Falk - The Angels Among Us (2003), A Documentary Featuring Interviews with Wenders, Falk, Actors Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander, Writer Peter Handke, and Composer Jürgen Knieper - "Wim Wenders Berlin Jan. 87," from an episode of the French television program Cinéma cinémas, including on-set and outtakes _ Excerpts from the film Alekan la Lumière (1985) and Ganz and Sander's Remembrance: Film for Curt Bois (1982)
- Notes and Photos by Art Directors Heidi and Toni Lüdi
- New and improved English Translation
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, German
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, German
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk & Bruno Ganz|
|Performer:||Hans Martin Stier|
|Featured:||Nick Cave & Crime and the City Solution|
|Directed by||Wim Wenders|
|Edited by||Peter Przygodda|
|Screenwriting by||Wim Wenders & Peter Handke|
|Composition by||Jürgen Knieper & Jurgen Kneiper|
|Produced by||Wim Wenders & Anatole Daumon|
|Director of Photography:||Henri Alekan|
Cannes 1987 - Best Director: Wim Wenders
A fantasy that... goes right in spite of its solemn style. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
It is a complex work of art that can only grow in stature from repeated viewings. Full Review
...Visualized through some inspiring cinematography...
One of the few truly great movies to come out of the '80s.
Wings of Desire is one of Wenders's most stunning achievements. Full Review
...Wender's response to each of the Berlin locations, captured so evocatively by Henri Alekan's monochrome photography, reveals a profound understanding of their cultural significance and poetic potential...
Sight and Sound
Few films are so rich, so intriguing, or so ambitious. Full Review
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.
WINGS OF DESIRE (Der Himmel uber Berlin) is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Gatz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts - fears, hopes, and dreams - of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality to come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.
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