Wings of Desire

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SKU: 0715515046411 Criterion Collection

Wings of Desire (Der Himmel Über Berlin) DVD - 1987 German film directed by Wim Wenders. An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. This Wim Wenders film centers around the story of two angels wandering in a mixture of post-war and modern Berlin. Invisible to humans, they nevertheless give their help and comfort to all the lonely and depressed souls they meet. Finally, after many centuries, one of the angels becomes unhappy with his immortal state and wishes to become human in order to experience the joys of everyday life. He meets a circus acrobat and finds in her the fulfillment of all his mortal desires. He also discovers that he is not alone in making this cross over, and that a purely spiritual experience is not enough to satisfy anyone. Stars Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois and Peter Falk. 127 minutes, rated PG-13.