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Uniform Title Himmel über Berlin (Motion picture)
Title Wings of desire [videorecording] / Janus Films ; 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.
Published [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997 .W567 2009    IN LIBRARY
Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (127 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 490
Criterion collection ; 490.
Note Some credits from booklet; series numbering from container spine.
Credits Director of photography, Henri Alekan ; editor, Peter Pryzgodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art director, Heidi Lüdi ; DVD producer, Susan Arosteguy.
Note Originally released as a German-French motion picture in 1987.
"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. Essay by critic Michael Atkinson and writings by Handke and Wenders.
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
System Reqs DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen, 1.66:1 aspect ratio (16:9 enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1.
Cast Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk.
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.
Awards Best Director, Festival de Cannes.
Language In German with some English and French dialogue, with optional English subtitles; credits in English ; booklet in English.
Subject Angels -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Circus performers -- Germany -- Berlin -- Drama.
Berlin (Germany) -- Drama.
Genre Angel films.
Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)
Fantasy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films Germany.
Feature films France.
Related Names Wenders, Wim. Producer. Screenwriter. Director.
Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998. Producer.
Handke, Peter. Screenwriter.
Ganz, Bruno. Actor.
Dommartin, Solveig. Actor.
Sander, Otto, 1941-2013. Actor.
Bois, Curt. Actor.
Falk, Peter, 1927-2011. Actor.
Knieper, Jürgen. Composer.
Alekan, Henri, 1909-2001. Cinematographer.
Pryzgodda, Peter. Film editor.
Alekan, Henri, 1909-2001.
Lüdi, Heidi. Artistic director.
Road Movies Filmproduktion.
Argos Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Related Titles Angels among us.
ISBN 9781604651607
Standard # 715515046510
Publisher # CC1831D Criterion Collection
OCLC number 461003560