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Der Himmel über Berlin

Wings of Desire
Film still from DER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN: Two men walk across a wasteland, the painted Berlin Wall to their left.

Sun 04.06.

  • Director

    Wim Wenders

  • France, FRG / 1987
    128 min. / DCP / Original version with German subtitles

  • with

    Solveig Dommartin, Bruno Ganz, Curt Bois, Otto Sander, Peter Falk

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Berlin, the 80s – from today’s perspective, the scarred city with its empty lots and the wall already seems like a place fallen out of time (cinematography: Henri Alekan). Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander) are genuinely from another world, wandering the divided city in melancholy fashion to listen to the thoughts of the city’s inhabitants and to try and offer them comfort. That is, until Damiel decides to give up his life as an angel to become mortal. His fall from one world into another is made manifest in literal fashion as well as in the sudden shift from black and white to color. In a colorful patterned jacket, Damiel sets off as a fallen angel to discover the world and humanity. (mg)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media