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Himmel über Berlin [videorecording] = Wings of desire / Janus Films ; Road Movies, Berlin and Argos Films, Paris ; a film by Wim Wenders ; directed by Wim Wenders ; produced by Wim Wenders and Anatole Dauman ; written by Wim Wenders together with Peter Handke.

Publication:
[S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (127 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p.).
Edition:
Widescreen ; special ed.
Series:
Criterion collection; 490.
Criterion collection ; 490
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Other Title:
Wings of desire [videorecording]
Subjects:
Angels -- Drama.
Angels in motion pictures.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Circus performers -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Berlin (Germany) -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Romance films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures, German.
Motion pictures, French.
Language:
In German with some English and French dialogue, with optional English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.
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.
Participant:
Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk.
Credits:
Director of photography, Henri Alekan ; editor, Peter Pryzgodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper.
Notes:
Aspect ratio 1.66:1.
DVD release of the 1987 motion picture.
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.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Wenders, Wim. , Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998. , Producer
Handke, Peter. , Screenwriter
Ganz, Bruno. , Actor
Dommartin, Solveig. , Actor
Sander, Otto, 1941- , Actor
Bois, Curt. , Actor
Falk, Peter, 1927- , Actor
Alekan, Henri, 1909-2001 , Cinematographer
Przygodda, Peter. , Editor
Knieper, Jürgen. , Composer
Janus Films. , Producer
Road Movies Filmproduktion. , Producer
Argos Films. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9781604651607
1604651601
OCLC:
461003560
Publisher Number:
715515046510
CC1831D Criterion Collection