Wings of Desire

Der Himmel über Berlin

128 mins
8.8 / 10 (13176)


Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds that it might be possible for him to take human form.

MUBI's take

We continue our series on Wim Wenders with possibly his greatest masterpiece! Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest symphonies: A poignant fantasy and a tapestry of sounds and images (mixing color with black-and-white film) that forever made Wenders’s name synonymous with film art.