The Resource 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

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

Label
Wings of desire
Title
Wings of desire
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Himmel über Berlin
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
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
Related
Member of
Awards note
Best Director, Festival de Cannes.
Cataloging source
IHZ
Characteristic
videorecording
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Himmel über Berlin (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Henri Alekan ; editor, Peter Pryzgodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art director, Heidi Lüdi ; DVD producer, Susan Arosteguy
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In German with some English and French dialogue; Optional English subtitles; Credits and booklet in English
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • .H5464 2009
  • .W56 2009
NLM call number
FG GE 1987 D474
PerformerNote
Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk
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  • 1925-1998
  • 1909-2001
  • 1941-2013
  • 1927-2011
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  • Wenders, Wim
  • Dauman, Anatole
  • Handke, Peter
  • Alekan, Henri
  • Knieper, Jürgen
  • Przygodda, Peter
  • Lüdi, Heidi
  • Ganz, Bruno
  • Dommartin, Solveig
  • Sander, Otto
  • Bois, Curt
  • Falk, Peter
  • Road Movies Filmproduktion
  • Argos Films
  • Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Janus Films
Runtime
127
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
490
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  • Angels
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Circus performers
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Angels
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Circus performers
  • Feature films
  • Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)
  • Fantasy films
  • Fiction films
  • Feature films
  • Anges
  • Relations entre hommes et femmes
  • Artistes de cirque
  • Longs métrages
  • Berlin (Allemagne)
  • Comédies fantastiques (Cinéma)
  • Films fantastiques
  • Films de fiction
  • Longs métrages
  • Angels
  • Circus performers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Germany
Technique
live action
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • 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."
  • Special features: Disc one. audio commentary featuring Wenders and actor Peter Falk; trailers; 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
  • New, restored, high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; in container.).
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocn461003560
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special ed. ; Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (127 min.)
Governing access note
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515046510
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color and black and white
Physical substance
  • plastic
  • DVD video
Publisher number
CC1831D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen, 1.66:1 aspect ratio (16:9 enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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
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
  • 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."
  • Special features: Disc one. audio commentary featuring Wenders and actor Peter Falk; trailers; 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
  • New, restored, high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; in container.).
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
  • vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocn461003560
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special ed. ; Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (127 min.)
Governing access note
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515046510
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color and black and white
Physical substance
  • plastic
  • DVD video
Publisher number
CC1831D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen, 1.66:1 aspect ratio (16:9 enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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