Wings of Desire [Der Himmel über Berlin]

Der Himmel über Berlin

Directed By: Wim Wenders

November 14, 1987 / German English French Turkish Hebrew Spanish Japanese / 128 mins

Damiel (Bruno Ganz) is an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin, who can hear the thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams of all the people living below. Filmed not long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in both black and white and color, is movie poetry.

For a preview of this film, listen to “From the Booth,” the IC podcast, Fall 2019 episode 10.

For an analysis of this film, listen to Fall 2019, episode 11 of the IC podcast, “From the Booth” with IC co-directors Marc Yamada and Chip Oscarson with special guest, Prof. Rob McFarland (German and Russian).


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Screened Semesters:

  • 1989 Fall
  • 1991 Fall
  • 2013 Fall
  • 2019 Fall

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