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Wings of desire [videorecording] /
Road Movies Filmproduktion GMBH and Argos Films ; produced by Wim Wenders and Anatole Dauman ; screenplay by Wim Wenders and Peter Handke ; directed by Wim Wenders.
edition
Special ed.
imprint
[S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
description
2 videodiscs (127 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p.).
ISBN
1604651601, 9781604651607
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
isbn
1604651601
9781604651607
standard identifier
715515046510
publisher #
CC1831D
credits note
Director of photography, Henri Alekan ; editor, Peter Pryzgodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art director, Heidi Lüdi.
general note
Cataloged from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features: Disc one. New, restored, high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary featuring Wenders and actor Peter Falk; trailers; new and improved English subtitle translation; Disc two. "The angels among us" (2003) documentary; "Wim Wenders Berlin Jan. 87," from 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 film "Alekan la lumière" (1985) and Ganz and Sander's "Remembrance: film for Curt Bois" (1982); notes and photos by art directors Heidi and Toni Lüdi; booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson and writings by Handke and Wenders.
performer
Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk.
abstract
A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining.
language note
In German with some English and French dialogue, with optional English subtitles.
catalogue key
6973563
technical details
DVD, NTSC, widescreen (16:9 enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.

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