From Oscar-nominated writer/director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club) comes this "exhilarating" (Vanity Fair) and life-affirming tale that won him the 1987 Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival and inspired City of Angels. Co-written with Peter Handke, this "enchanting" (The New York TImes) film about the joy of life is "that rare thing... a work of true originality" (Newsweek)! Damiel (Bruno Ganz) is a lonely angel who roams the streets of Berlin providing comfort to mortals in need. But when he is drawn into the life of a beautiful - and troubled - trapeze artist, he experiences love for the first time and does everything in his power to be seen, heard and felt by her. Jeopardizing his divine position, Damiel is faced with a most difficult decision, either give up love... or lose his eternal wings forever!

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Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13

Fantasy/Romance/Drama · 2h 8m · 5/17/1987

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There are angels on the streets of Berlin.

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From Oscar-nominated writer/director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club) comes this "exhilarating" (Vanity Fair) and life-affirming tale that won him the 1987 Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival and inspired City of Angels. Co-written with Peter Handke, this "enchanting" (The New York TImes) film about the joy of life is "that rare thing... a work of true originality" (Newsweek)! Damiel (Bruno Ganz) is a lonely angel who roams the streets of Berlin providing comfort to mortals in need. But when he is drawn into the life of a beautiful - and troubled - trapeze artist, he experiences love for the first time and does everything in his power to be seen, heard and felt by her. Jeopardizing his divine position, Damiel is faced with a most difficult decision, either give up love... or lose his eternal wings forever!

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Status

Released

Languages

German, English, French, Turkish, Hebrew, Spanish, Japanese

Countries

Germany, France

Production Companies

Road Movies Filmproduktion, Argos Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Wim Wenders Stiftung

Budget

$2,980,000

Revenue

$3,200,000
Part Of
Cast
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Bruno Ganz

Damiel
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Solveig Dommartin

Marion
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Otto Sander

Cassiel
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Curt Bois

Homer
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Peter Falk

Der Filmstar
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Hans Martin Stier

In weiteren Rollen - Der Sterbende
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Elmar Wilms

In weiteren Rollen - Ein trauriger Mann
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Sigurd Rachman

In weiteren Rollen - Der Selbstmörder
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Beatrice Manowski

In weiteren Rollen - Das Strichmädchen
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Lajos Kovács

Im Zirkus - Marion's Trainer
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Bruno Rosaz

Im Zirkus - Der Clown
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Laurent Petitgand

Im Zirkus - Der Kapellmeister
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Chick Ortega

Im Zirkus - Der Schlagzeuger (as Chico Rojo Ortega)
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Otto Kuhnle

Im Zirkus - Die Jongleure
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Christoph Merg

Im Zirkus - Der Jongleure
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Peter Werner

Im Zirkus - Der Manager
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Susanne Vierkötter

Im Zirkus
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Paul Busch

Im Zirkus
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Karin Busch

Im Zirkus
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Irene Moessinger

Im Zirkus (as Irene Mössinger)
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Franky

Im Zirkus - last but not least
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Teresa Harder

In der Bibliothek - Die Engel
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Daniela Nasimcova

In der Bibliothek - Die Engel (as Daniela Nasincova)
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Bernard Eisenschitz

In der Bibliothek - Die Engel
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Didier Flamand

In der Bibliothek - Die Engel
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Rolf Henke

In der Bibliothek - Die Engel
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Scott Kirby

In der Bibliothek - Die Engel
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Franck Glemin

In der Bibliothek - Die Engel
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Jerry Barrish

Im Bunker - Der Regisseur
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Jeanette Pollak

Im Bunker - Die Kostümbildnerin
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Christian Bartels

Im Bunker - Der 'Hitlerjunge'
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David Crome

Im Bunker - Der Regieassistent
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Käthe Fürstenwerth

Im Bunker
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Werner Schönrock

Im Bunker
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Bernd Ramien

Im Bunker
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Erika Rabau

Im Bunker
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Silvia Blagojeva Itscherenska

Im Bunker (as Silvia Blagojeva)
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Sultan Meral

Im Bunker
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Olivier Picot

Im Bunker
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Jochen Gliscinsky

Im Bunker
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Erich Schupke

Im Bunker
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Margarete Hafner

In den Altbauwohnungen
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Oliver Herder

In den Altbauwohnungen
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Margitta Haberland

In den Altbauwohnungen
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Jürgen Heinrich

In den Altbauwohnungen (as Jürgen Heinrichs)
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Ralf Strathmann

In den Altbauwohnungen
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Walter Ratayszak

In den Altbauwohnungen
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Charlotte Oberberg

In den Altbauwohnungen
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Lubinka Kostic

In den Altbauwohnungen
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Gisela Westerboer

Auf der Autobahn
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Andreas Valentin

Auf der Autobahn
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Annelinde Gerstl

Auf der Autobahn (as Anne Gerstl)
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Wolf-Dirk Vogeley

Auf der Autobahn (as Dirk Vogeley)
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Ruth Rischke

Auf der Autobahn
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Familie Ayik

Auf der Autobahn
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Simon Bonney

Crime and The City Solution
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Mick Harvey

Crime and The City Solution / Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
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Harry Howard

Crime and The City Solution
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Rowland S. Howard

Crime and The City Solution (as Rowland Howard)
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Epic Soundtracks

Crime and The City Solution (as Kevin Godfrey)
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Nick Cave

Self - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
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Thomas Wydler

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
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Blixa Bargeld

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
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Roland Wolf

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
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Kid Congo Powers

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (as Kid Congo)
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Denis Rodriguez

Mit den Kindern
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Dieta von Aster

Mit den Kindern
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Gustav Geisler

Mit den Kindern
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Paul Geisler

Mit den Kindern
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Lorenz Geisler

Mit den Kindern
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Sladjana Kostic

Mit den Kindern
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Benedikt Schumann

Mit den Kindern
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Nicolas Roth

Mit den Kindern
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Marcus Stenzel

Mit den Kindern
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Benjamin Ferchow

Mit den Kindern
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Mario Meyer

Mit den Kindern
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Mark Leuschner

Mit den Kindern
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Tibor Dahlenburg

Mit den Kindern
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Lia Harder

Mit den Kindern
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Mascha Noak

Mit den Kindern
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Vera Butzek

Mit den Kindern
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Donald Behrendt

Mit den Kindern
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Louis Cochet

Circus Spotlight Operator (uncredited)
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Lina Otto

Mädchen im Club (uncredited)
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Johanna Penski

Blumenverkäuferin (uncredited)
Crew
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Wim Wenders

Director
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Wim Wenders

Writer
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Peter Handke

Writer
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Richard Reitinger

Writer
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Bernard Eisenschitz

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Wings of Desire

(4K Ultra HD, Clamshell)

5/2/2023

Disc Title Front Cover

Wings of Desire

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

Wings of Desire

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

11/3/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

Wings of Desire

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/3/2009

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