A rich, mystical near-masterpiece. With WINGS OF DESIRE, Wim Wenders creates a visual poem about the walls that exist in our world--those that separate fiction from reality, Heaven from Earth, history from the present, those who observe from those who feel. Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander
play two angels who circulate in a black-and-white Berlin, where they "observe, collect, testify to, and preserve" the world around them, unseen by all but innocent children. The angels focus their attentions on three individuals--an octogenarian poet (Curt Bois); an American film and TV star
(Peter Falk, playing himself); and a French trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin). But, while hel...