Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire (1987)

There are angels on the streets of Berlin.

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1987-05-17
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 1168 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Argos Films
  • Production Country: France, Germany
  • Director: Wim Wenders
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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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  • Bruno Ganz

    as Damiel
  • Solveig Dommartin

    as Marion
  • Otto Sander

    as Cassiel
  • Curt Bois

    as Homer
  • Peter Falk

    as The Filmstar
  • Hans Martin Stier

    as The Dying Man
  • Elmar Wilms

    as A Sad Man
  • Sigurd Rachman

    as The Suicide
  • Beatrice Manowski

    as Young Prostitute
  • Lajos Kovács

    as Marion's Coach
  • Bruno Rosaz

    as The Clown
  • Laurent Petitgand

    as The Bandleader
  • Chick Ortega

    as The Drummer
  • Otto Kuhnle

    as The Juggler
  • Christoph Merg

    as The Juggler
  • Peter Werner

    as The Manager
  • Teresa Harder

    as In the Library - The Angel
  • Jürgen Heinrich

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Annelinde Gerstl

    as On the Highway
  • Mick Harvey

    as Crime and The City Solution / Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • Nick Cave

    as Self - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • Blixa Bargeld

    as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • Susanne Vierkötter

    as In the Circus
  • Paul Busch

    as In the Circus
  • Karin Busch

    as In the Circus
  • Irene Moessinger

    as In the Circus
  • Franky

    as In the Circus - Last But Not Least
  • Daniela Nasimcova

    as In the Library - The Angel
  • Bernard Eisenschitz

    as In the Library - The Angel
  • Didier Flamand

    as In the Library - The Angel
  • Rolf Henke

    as In the Library - The Angel
  • Scott Kirby

    as In the Library - The Angel
  • Franck Glemin

    as In the Library - The Angel
  • Jerry Barrish

    as In the Bunker - The Director
  • Jeanette Pollak

    as In the Bunker - The Costume Designer
  • Christian Bartels

    as In the Bunker - The 'Hitler Youth'
  • David Crome

    as In the Bunker - The Assistant Director
  • Käthe Fürstenwerth

    as In the Bunker
  • Werner Schönrock

    as In the Bunker
  • Bernd Ramien

    as In the Bunker
  • Erika Rabau

    as In the Bunker
  • Silvia Blagojeva Itscherenska

    as In the Bunker
  • Sultan Meral

    as In the Bunker
  • Olivier Picot

    as In the Bunker
  • Jochen Gliscinsky

    as In the Bunker
  • Erich Schupke

    as In the Bunker
  • Margarete Hafner

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Oliver Herder

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Margitta Haberland

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Ralf Strathmann

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Walter Ratayszak

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Charlotte Oberberg

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Lubinka Kostic

    as In the Old Apartments
  • Gisela Westerboer

    as On the Highway
  • Andreas Valentin

    as On the Highway
  • Wolf-Dirk Vogeley

    as On the Highway
  • Ruth Rischke

    as On the Highway
  • Familie Ayik

    as On the Highway
  • Simon Bonney

    as Crime and The City Solution
  • Harry Howard

    as Crime and The City Solution
  • Rowland S. Howard

    as Crime and The City Solution
  • Thomas Wydler

    as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • Roland Wolf

    as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • Kid Congo Powers

    as Self
  • Denis Rodriguez

    as With the Children
  • Dieta von Aster

    as With the Children
  • Gustav Geisler

    as With the Children
  • Paul Geisler

    as With the Children
  • Lorenz Geisler

    as With the Children
  • Slađana Kostić

    as With the Children
  • Benedikt Schumann

    as With the Children
  • Nicolas Roth

    as With the Children
  • Marcus Stenzel

    as With the Children
  • Benjamin Ferchow

    as With the Children
  • Mario Meyer

    as With the Children
  • Mark Leuschner

    as With the Children
  • Tibor Dahlenburg

    as With the Children
  • Lia Harder

    as With the Children
  • Mascha Noak

    as With the Children
  • Vera Butzek

    as With the Children
  • Donald Behrendt

    as With the Children
  • Patric Kreuzer

  • Simone Säger

  • Gerdi Hofmann

  • Ulrike Schirm

  • Hans Marquardt

  • Heimke Karl

  • Klaus Mausolf

  • Özyer Hüsinye

  • Jean-Claude Lezin

  • Thierry Noir

  • Matthias Maaß

  • Henry Luczkow

  • Louis Cochet

    as Circus Spotlight Operator (uncredited)
  • Lina Otto

    as Girl in the Club (uncredited)
  • Johanna Penski

    as Flower Seller (uncredited)
Costume & Make-Up Monika Jacobs Costume Design
Writing Wim Wenders Screenplay
Directing Wim Wenders Director
Production Wim Wenders Producer
Production Anatole Dauman Producer
Writing Peter Handke Screenplay
Writing Richard Reitinger Screenplay
Camera Henri Alekan Director of Photography
Sound Jürgen Knieper Original Music Composer
Editing Peter Przygodda Editor
Art Heidi Lüdi Art Direction
Crew François Truffaut In Memory Of
Camera Martin Kukula Additional Camera
Editing Anne Schnee Assistant Editor
Production Barbara von Wrangell Unit Manager
Crew Andrei Tarkovsky In Memory Of
Production Pascale Dauman Associate Producer
Production Pascale Dauman Production Consultant
Production Chris Sievernich Production Consultant
Directing Claire Denis First Assistant Director
Sound Jean-Paul Mugel Sound
Sound Axel Arft Sound
Art Esther Walz Property Master
Camera Agnès Godard Assistant Camera
Camera Achim Poulheim Focus Puller
Production Joachim von Mengershausen Associate Producer
Directing Gabriele Mattner Script Supervisor
Production Mickey Cottrell Publicist
Crew Barbara von Weitershausen Thanks
Crew Yasujirō Ozu In Memory Of
Production Ingrid Windisch Executive Producer
Sound Hartmut Eichgrün Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Marie-Christine Malbert Publicist
Camera Klemens Becker Helicopter Camera
Writing Bernard Eisenschitz Screenplay
Camera Dieter Bähr Grip
Production Dieter Stempnierwsky Production Driver
Crew Hans Seck Stunts
Editing Dave Pultz Color Timer
Camera Klaus Krieger Helicopter Camera
Production Scott Kirby Production Assistant
Art Thierry Noir Painter
Camera Louis Cochet Assistant Camera
Art Markus Pluta Set Designer
Lighting Claus Gerling Lighting Technician
Production Herbert Kerz Unit Manager
Sound Uwe Thalmann Sound Assistant
Camera Ralf Strathmann Still Photographer
Production Ulla Zwicker Production Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Regina Huyer Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Victor Leitenbauer Makeup Artist
Directing Carola Hochgräf Third Assistant Director
Directing Knut Winkler Second Assistant Director
Art Peter Alteneder Property Master
Art Henrik Gross Assistant Property Master
Art Alexander Korn Set Designer
Art Claude Lalanne Sculptor
Art Werner Mooser Assistant Set Decoration
Art Joost van der Velden Sculptor
Camera Peter Ch. Arnold Additional Camera
Lighting Dieter Dentzer Lighting Technician
Lighting Thomas Gosda Lighting Technician
Lighting Bernd Hübner Gaffer
Editing Leni Pütz-Savieto Assistant Editor
Production Martin Karlinski Production Driver
Production Ruediger Kersting Production Driver
Production Catherine Coste Production Secretary
Production Franck Glemin Production Assistant
Art Uli Mayer Title Designer
Crew Wolfgang Rapior Catering
Production Inge Ruf Production Accountant
Crew Annette Seggert Catering
Crew Pierre Bergam Thanks
Crew Ulla Fukosawa-Oberbeckmann Thanks
Crew Major Gick Thanks
Crew François Lehr Thanks
Lighting Klaus Bieling Best Boy Electric