Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Himmel über Berlin, Der (Wim Wenders, 1987) aka Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)
Rating: 10

A gorgeous and deeply profound film that celebrates human existence as an angel observes the lives and inner thoughts of mortals falls in love with a trapeze artist and wishes to become mortal himself. The film also features performances by Nick Seed and the Bad Seeds.

"When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions. Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does space end? Isn't life under the sun just a dream? Isn't what I see, hear, and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? Does evil actually exist, and are there people who are really evil? How can it be that I, who am I, wasn't before I was, and that sometime I, the one I am, no longer will be the one I am?"

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