Wings Of Desire: The Criterion Collection

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Wings Of Desire: The Criterion Collection

Wings Of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz 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.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating PG-13
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 17 2009
  • Production Year 1987
  • Empire SKU 1482468
  • UPC Code 715515046411
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Audio commentary featuring Wenders and actor Peter Falk
The Angels Among Us (2003): Documentary
Wim Wenders Berlin Jan. 87, an episode of the French television program Cinéma cinémas, including on-set footage
Interview with director of photography Henri Alekan
Deleted scenes and outtakes
Excerpts from the films Alekan la lumière (1985) and Remembrance: Film for Curt Bois (1982)
Notes and photos by art directors Heidi Lüdi and Toni Lüdi
Trailers
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson and writings by Handke and Wenders


Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
    French Dolby Digital Stereo
    German Dolby Digital Stereo
    English DTS-HD MA 5.1
    French DTS-HD MA 5.1
    German DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color

Cast

Production

  • Anatole Dauman
  • Wim Wenders

Director


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