Department of Germanic Studies

Der Himmel über Berlin (Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1987)

Remake: City of Angels (Brad Siberling, 1998)

Tue, September 20, 2011 | Burdine Hall 216

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Der Himmel über Berlin
Der Himmel über Berlin

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club) comes this "exhilarating" (Vanity Fair) and life-affirming tale that won him the 1987 Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival and inspired City of Angels. Co-written with Peter Handke, this "enchanting" (The New York Times) film about the joy of life is "that rare thing a work of true originality" (Newsweek)! Damiel (Bruno Ganz) is a lonely angel who roams the streets of Berlin providing comfort to mortals in need. But when he is drawn into the life of a beautiful and troubled trapeze artist, he experiences love for the first time and does everything in his power to be seen, heard and felt by her. Jeopardizing his divine position, Damiel is faced with a most difficult decision: either give up love or lose his eternal wings forever! *1999: Documentary Feature, Buena Vista Social Club.

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