Wings of Desire (1987)

Original Title: Der Himmel über Berlin

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Fantasy, Drama
2h 8min
Age rating


Curt Bois
Homer, the old poet
Peter Falk
Peter Falk
Hans Martin Stier
The dying man
Elmar Wilms
The sad man
Chick Ortega
Im Zirkus - Der Schlagzeuger
Sigurd Rachman
In weiteren Rollen - Der Selbstmörder
Teresa Harder
In der Bibliothek - Die Engel
Jürgen Heinrich
In den Altbauwohnungen
Annelinde Gerstl
Auf der Autobahn
Nick Cave
Himself - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Blixa Bargeld
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds


Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

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