Wings Of Desire marked Wim Wenders’ “homecoming” and was his first German film after eight years in America. The main characters are guardian angels—benevolent, invisible beings in trench coats—who listen to the thoughts of mortals and attempt to comfort them. One of them, Damiel (Bruno Ganz), wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin). The film is narrated from the perspective of the angels, who see the world in black and white.
"A beautiful, literate and romantic piece of cinema" ★★★★★ - Empire Magazine
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