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Wings of desire

Title
Himmel über Berlin (Motion picture) Wings of desire [videorecording] / Road Movies Filmproduktion GMBH and Argos Films ; written by Wim Wenders together with Peter Handke ; produced by Wim Wenders and Anatole Dauman ; directed by Wim Wenders.
Format
DVD, Videodisc
Edition/Version
Special ed.
Uniform series
Criterion collection 490.
Published/Produced
[S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Description
2 videodiscs (127 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p.).
Cast
Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk.
Credits
Director of photography, Henri Alekan ; editor, Peter Przygodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art director, Heidi Lüdi.
System details
DVD, NTSC, widescreen (16:9 enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.
Language
In German with some English and French dialogue, with optional English subtitles.
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.
Notes
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.
Subject headings
Angels--Drama. Man-woman relationships--Drama. Circus performers--Germany--20th century--Drama. Berlin (Germany)--20th century--Drama.
Genre heading
Feature films. Fantasy films. Fiction films. Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other contributors
Wenders, Wim. Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998. Handke, Peter. Ganz, Bruno. Dommartin, Solveig. Sander, Otto, 1941-2013 Bois, Curt. Falk, Peter, 1927-2011 Alekan, Henri, 1909-2001. Przygodda, Peter. Knieper, Jürgen. Lüdi, Heidi. Road Movies Filmproduktion. Argos Films. Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN
9781604651607 1604651601
Standard Identifier
715515046510

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
PN1997 .W53399 2009
Location
Wells Library - Media Services - DVDs
Floor
Ground Floor, West Tower
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Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
PN1997.2 .H566 2009
Location
Reserve Desk
Floor
2nd Floor
On Reserve At
Indpls University Library Reserves/I-UNIVLIB Reserves 24 hour loan
Instructor
Carstensen, Thorsten
Library
East Library - Richmond
Call Number
PN1997 .H566 2009
Location
A-V (Audio-Visual)
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