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Unif Title Himmel über Berlin (Motion picture)
Title Wings of desire / Janus Films ; a film by Wim Wenders ; produced by Road Movies, Berlin and Argos Films, Paris ; produced by Wim Wenders and Anatole Dauman ; written by Wim Wenders together with Peter Handke ; director, Wim Wenders.
Publication [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Edition Special ed. ; Widescreen.
Description 2 videodiscs (127 min.) : DVD video, sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations).
Time 020700
Description DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
widescreen
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture lcsh
Call # DVD GER MOVIE WINGS
Series The Criterion collection ; 490
Criterion collection ; 490.
System Req DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen, 1.66:1 aspect ratio (16:9 enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.
Note In German with some English and French dialogue; Optional English subtitles; Credits and booklet in English.
Title from title frame.
Originally released as a German-French motion picture in 1987 ; Rated PG-13.
"A German-French coproduction between Road Movies GmbH, Berlin and Argos Films S.A., Paris, together with Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Köln."
New, restored, high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation.
Access Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Note 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.
Cast Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk.
Credits Director of photography, Henri Alekan ; editor, Peter Pryzgodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art director, Heidi Lüdi ; DVD producer, Susan Arosteguy.
Summary 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.
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Awards Best Director, Festival de Cannes.
Subject Angels -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Circus performers -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Berlin (Germany) -- Drama.
Angels. (OCoLC)fst00808746
Circus performers. (OCoLC)fst00861671
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Germany -- Berlin. (OCoLC)fst01204829
Genre Romance films. (OCoLC)fst01710332
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fantasy films. (OCoLC)fst01710304
Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures) (OCoLC)fst01710420
Angel films. (OCoLC)fst01726272
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, German.
Feature films.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Angel films.
Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)
Fantasy films.
Romance films.
Fiction films.
Addl. Author Knieper, Jürgen. Composer.
Lüdi, Heidi. adi
Wenders, Wim, director, film producer, screenwriter.
Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998, film producer.
Handke, Peter, screenwriter.
Alekan, Henri, 1909-2001, director of photography.
Knieper, Jürgen, composer (expression)
Przygodda, Peter, editor of moving image work.
Lüdi, Heidi, art director.
Ganz, Bruno, actor.
Dommartin, Solveig, actor.
Sander, Otto, 1941-2013, actor.
Bois, Curt, actor.
Falk, Peter, 1927-2011, actor.
Road Movies Filmproduktion, production company.
Argos Films, production company.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Janus Films, film distributor.
Note Original German title: Himmel über Berlin
Addl. Title Angels among us.
ISBN 1604651601
9781604651607
Standard # 715515046510

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