Der Himmel über Berlin

Frankreich BR Deutschland 1986/1987 Spielfilm

Summary

Wings of Desire

The sky over war-scarred Berlin is full of gentle, trench-coated angels who listen to the tortured thoughts of mortals and try to comfort them. One, Damiel, wishes to become mortal after falling in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, Marion. Peter Falk, as himself, assists in the transformation by explaining the simple joys of a human experience, such as the sublime combination of coffee and cigarettes.

Told from the angel′s point of view, Wings of Desire is shot in black and white, blossoming into color only when the angels perceive the realities of humankind. Ultimately, Damiel determines that he must experience humanity in full, and breaks through into the real world to pursue a life with Marion.

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Credits

Director

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Director

Script supervisor

Co-author

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Still photography

Art director

Production design

Set construction

Property master

Stand-by props

Construction manager

Title

Costume design

Editing

Assistant editor

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Cast

Line producer

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Production manager

Payroll services

Production office

Shoot

    • 20.10.1986 - 18.02.1987: Berlin/West
Duration:
3493 m, 128 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor + s/w, Dolby Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.10.1987, 58624, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 17.05.1987, Cannes, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): Oktober 1987, Hof, Internationale Filmtage

Titles

  • DVD-Titel (US) Wings of Desire
  • Originaltitel (DE) Der Himmel über Berlin
  • Weiterer Titel (FR) Les ailes du désir
  • Originaltitel (DE) Der Himmel über Berlin (Restaurierte Fassung)

Versions

Original

Duration:
3493 m, 128 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor + s/w, Dolby Stereo
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.10.1987, 58624, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 17.05.1987, Cannes, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): Oktober 1987, Hof, Internationale Filmtage

Formatfassung

Weiterer Titel (DE)
  • Originaltitel (DE)
  • Der Himmel über Berlin (Restaurierte Fassung)
Duration:
128 min
Format:
DCP, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Screening:

Aufführung (DE): Februar 2018, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Classics;
Kinostart (DE): 12.04.2018

Awards

Europäischer Filmpreis 1988
  • Bester Film
Deutscher Filmpreis 1988
  • Filmband in Gold, Bester programmfüllender Film
  • Filmband in Gold, Beste Kamera
IFF Cannes 1987
  • Beste Regie
Filmfestival São Paulo, Brasilien 1987
  • Publikumspreis
Bayerischer Filmpreis 1987
  • Beste Regie