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Wings of Desire [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

  • PG-13
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.

    Cannes Best Director 1987 Wim Wenders Director,screenwriter,producer, WINGS OF DESIRE

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  • Credits
    Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[WINGS OF DESIRE] has a loveliness of conception that, for a time, keeps it as feathery as an angel's wings....Wender's mpst ambitous effort yet, and [it] certainly radiates immense promise..."
    New York Times

    "...Visualized through some inspiring cinematography..."
    Film Comment

    "...A magnificent film of sublime beauty and contagious optimism....Alekan's visual power, softly swirling and mysterious, is unsurpassed..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...The film evokes a mood of reverie, elegy and meditation....You're seduced into the spell of this movie....CITY OF ANGELS is a skillful romantic comedy..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...Legendary cinematographer Henri Alekan shot the film's brooding first half in emotionally stirring monochrome....[Later] this truly original piece of work switches to color..."
    USA Today

    "...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

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