Der Himmel über Berlin



Damiel and Cassiel, two unemployed angels who can read people's thoughts, wander daily around the streets of Berlin. They are far from being saints, for not only do they pamper their favorites, but one of them, the angel Damiel, even falls in love with a trapeze artist. He gives up his wings and his immortality to live among the humans. WINGS OF DESIRE is a "hommage" to Berlin, a poetic declaration of love to mankind itself, a parable told in a unique cinematic language.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Wim Wenders, Wim Wenders

Written by: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Wim Wenders

Cinematography: Henri Alekan

Main Cast: Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Solveig Dommartin, Curt Bois, Curt Bois, Peter Falk

Nominations and Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor 1988
  • European Director 1988
  • Special Aspect Award 1988
  • European Film 1988