Cinema: The Angel Who Fell to Earth WINGS OF DESIRE

Directed by Wim Wenders Screenplay by Wim Wenders and Peter Handke

An angel is someone who listens. In this German movie, two angels -- yes, real angels, with wings and ponytails -- listen keenly to every wounded soul in West Berlin. Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander) patrol the city's streets, libraries, offices, homes. Their job is to "observe, collect, testify, preserve," to offer the unseen hand of consolation to lonely old men, restless scholars, frustrated workers, angry wives. All those voices! And everyone asking the same questions: "Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does...

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