Wings of desire

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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2009.
Physical Desc
2 DVDs (127 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; in container.).


General Note
Originally released as a German-French motion picture in 1987 ; Rated PG-13.
General Note
"A German-French coproduction between Road Movies GmbH, Berlin and Argos Films S.A., Paris, together with Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Köln."
General Note
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 featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson and writings by Handke and Wenders.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Henri Alekan ; editor, Peter Pryzgodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art director, Heidi Lüdi ; DVD producer, Susan Arosteguy.
Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk.
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.
System Details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen, 1.66:1 aspect ratio (16:9 enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo.
In German with some English and French dialogue; Optional English subtitles; Credits and booklet in English.
Best Director, Festival de Cannes.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wenders, W., Dauman, A., Handke, P., Ganz, B., Dommartin, S., Sander, O., Bois, C., Falk, P., Knieper, J., Alekan, H., Przygodda, P., & Lüdi, H. (2009). Wings of desire (Widescreen ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wim. Wenders et al.. 2009. Wings of Desire. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wim. Wenders et al.. Wings of Desire Criterion Collection, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wenders, Wim., et al. Wings of Desire Widescreen ed., Criterion Collection, 2009.

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