Wings of Desire Trailer & Clips


Wings of Desire (also know as Der Himmel über Berlin) full movie is released on May 06, 1988. Watch Wings of Desire online - the Spanish Drama movie from West Germany , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $3,428,558. Wings of Desire is directed by Wim Wenders and created by Wim Wenders with Bruno Ganz and Solveig Dommartin. Wings of Desire is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Visible only to those like them and to human children, Damiel and Cassiel are two angels, who have existed even before humankind. Along with several other angels, they currently wander around West Berlin, generally on their own, observing and preserving life, sometimes trying to provide comfort to the troubled, although those efforts are not always successful. Among those they are currently observing are: the cast and crew of a movie - a detective story set in WWII Nazi Germany - which include a sensitive and perceptive Peter Falk; an elderly man named Homer looking for eternal peace; and the troupe of a financially failing circus, which has closed early for the season because of those financial problems. One day, Damiel tells Cassiel that he wants to become human, to feel not only the sensory aspects of physical beings, but also emotional aspects. He embarks on this thought with the full realization that there is no turning back if he decides to do so. His thoughts are largely because he has fallen in love with Marion, the trapeze artist with the circus. If he does decide to become a human, there is no guarantee that as a human that he will be able to locate Marion or that she will return his affection. His angels, however, may be looking out for him.

As know as:

Der Himmel über Berlin, Небо над Берліном, Cielo sobre Berlín, El cielo sobre Berlín, Небето над Берлин

Release Date:

Jan 01, 1987

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 03, 2009


West Germany, France


Spanish, Japanese, German, English, French, Turkish, Hebrew

Stream Service:

Orion Pictures

Production Companies:

Road Movies Filmproduktion, Argos Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Gross worldwide:



There are angels on the streets of Berlin.


Joe Clay
Times (UK)
Wim Wenders’ astonishing, award-winning fantasy drama depicts life in a divided Berlin through the eyes of angels.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 28, 2022
Danny Leigh
Financial Times
If some restorations of classic films are mere spit and polish, this one is spectacular: a deepening and sharpening of existing beauty.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 23, 2022
Peter Bradshaw
A cinema of ideas, almost an essay movie, and utterly distinctive.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 22, 2022

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