Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants to become a mortal human thus giving up his heavenly life. Filmed in black and white and with a feeling of celebrating life.
- Category:Romance, Drama, Fantasy
- Stars:Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk, Hans Martin Stier, Elmar Wilms, Sigurd Rachman, Beatrice Manowski, Lajos Kovács, Bruno Rosaz, Laurent Petitgand, Chick Ortega, Otto Kuhnle, Christoph Merg,
- Country:West Germany, France
- Director:Wim Wenders,
- Writer:Wim Wenders, Peter Handke (screenplay), Richard Reitinger (screenplay)
The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of the human inhabitants and comfort those who are in distress. One of them tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(jp) wrote: David Brent's awkwardness is very uncomfortable to watch.
(kr) wrote: Matthew Goode delivers a wonderful performance as Tom. He's a character that you want to sympathise with but he makes it difficult with some of his not-so-likeable outbursts. I say SEE IT!!!
(au) wrote: A deep disappointment after the equally challenging, equally glacially paced, but utterly sublime Werckmeister Harmonies. Practically a self-parody, its only virtues are stolen from other films. Had Bresson's masterpieces Au Hasard Balthasar and Mouchette been soulless exercises in style, they would have been this film. Mix in a bit of Lilian Gish's infinitely superior 1928 silent, The Wind, and the parody is pretty much complete. Some will give the film points for cinematography, but it's cheap beauty: the easy and crowd-pleasing technique of sharp detail and high contrast that sells millions of Ansel Adams prints and makes people believe Dead Man isn't Jarmusch's worst movie.
(kr) wrote: omg this was the best
(mx) wrote: Well, they never make a perfect midevil war film anymore, and don't get me wrong this is far from perfect, but it's not bad either. The action is great and Michael Fassbenfer acts actually pretty well. But it's not old English for one. If it's this far back in history, they're not gonna sound like people do now. The Witch is a perfect example of how they are supposed to talk, and this films acting, I'm still on Centurion is not well among the actors around Fassbender. But it's enjoyable, and has its moments.It's also on Netflix
(ag) wrote: provocative, bone-chilling and captivating.
(au) wrote: A good sequel to a horror film classic.
(ag) wrote: I just love Tom Berenger's portrayal of Teddy Roosevelt. He has so much energy, and doesn't know what to do with it.
(fr) wrote: Just watched this again, as a kid I thought it was great, seeing it now it looks really dated. It is still funny in spots, but overall I think my memory of this movie was better then the actual movie, that seems to happen a lot from that era of movie making, not all of them, but a lot. On a side note it was really funny to see Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green together at such a young age, that must have been an interesting day on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer set when they found out they would become love interests again.Lastly, Jon Lovitz blows in this movie. The End.
(au) wrote: With a friend reccomending director Pedro Almodovar to me and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown being one of his Academy Award nominated efforts, it sounded like a good place to start.There is a lot of complicated context in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. While it has many moments of being a meaningful examination of protagonist Pepa Marcos and her situation as she deals with confronting her inner conflict, it feels like the narrative gets distracted with its crime themes and large assortment of characters which somewhat distracts from the central premise. I was really fascinated by Pepa Marcos' story because she is a great character, but I guess I felt isolated from the film due to it revolving around political themes that I could not grasp due to a lack of understanding the context that the story occurs within. I was unsure of a lot of this and significantly more interested in Pepa Marcos while I expected more of that considering the title of the film. For essentially a lot of other things in the story, I felt as if I was watching a Spanish soap opera at times. Frankly, I just found that the story in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was confusing and too complicated, while the characters were what made it interesting. Unfortunately, the focus so often shifts between them that the result is not as satisfactory as I had hoped. This gives me mixed feelings about Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Perhaps it is a film I cannot fully grasp due to my foreign roots or my age, but there was just a little much that I was unable to understand in the narrative. Still, I was fascinated by many aspects of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, most of which stemmed from what Pedro Almodovar gaves to the film.The thing which fascinated me about Pedro Almodovar's directorial work is just how stylish it is. He has a distinctive keen eye for imagery, and it is shown through the sense of colour in the film. Despite its edgy subject matter, there are a lot of manic colours in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. They are cleverly played into the visual field in a manner which gives many scenes a rather electric mood, almost as if to suggest that the plot dynamics are some kind of acid trip. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a very stylish looking film with an intense mood, and everything is captured by cinematography which seems distant enough to isolate viewers from the characters but close enough so that they can easily get a sense of what they are experiencing. This reminds us of how Pedro Almodovar treats his characters because he respects them enough not to exploit them but also really wants viewers to get an understanding for what they are going through, finding an interesting balance of depth that he goes in to with exploring them. I felt like there was a lot to explore in terms of characters with Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and that it just wasn't perfected, but either way I praise the ambition of the fim to go out and try to examine the minds of characters that people walk past in the real world every day without a second thought as to what is happening to the people around them. Even if the concepts in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown were scattered, they still had the best intentions and laid some intruiguing material down for the audience. And when it comes to the characters, the cast of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown really know how to work with Pedro Almodovar and all end up delivering powerful efforts as a result.Carmen Maura is clearly the standout in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. As the protagonist of the story, the entire narrative is centered around her and therefore demands a lot from her. And though I was not fully able to keep up with the manic energy of the story, Carmen Maura made it explicitly clear that she was able to. She captures Pepe Marcos in strong detail with a sense of beauty that conflicts with her shattered existence and damaged psychology, meaning that she is a beauty to look at while she gradually makes her internal damage more and more clear. This is a very realistic examination of characters living wih psychological trauma every day who are forced to hide under the facade of a forced smile, therefore rendering the character an easily sympathetic one. Carmen Maura tugs at the sympathies of viewers and clearly conveys her emotional stress through subtle line delivery which gradually becomes more intense and a physical state which always has a hint of instability to it throughout the entire narrative, and her performance is one of the most engaging aspects of the general experience in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.It is very interesting to see a young Antonio Banderas when you've grown up seeing him work with Robert Rodriguez as The Mariachi considering that when he works with Pedro Almodovar he portrays a character who is quite the opposite. He tones his flamboyance down and delivers a subtle and heartfelt performance in the character of Carlos, fuelling his role with youthful charm and charisma which would later catapault him to stardom in his Hollywood career. Antonio Banderas is a wonderful sight to look back at in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for his pre-Hollywood career and so that viewers get a sense of precisely what made him famous in the first place by showing off how well he can deal with such a complex character.Julieta Serrano is also an intense supporting cast member.So Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is an ambitious film due to its fascinating characters, stylish directorial work from Pedro Almodovar and a grpping central performance from Carmen Maura. But the surplus of characters, abundance of unpredictable plot dynamics and strange political context of the film may overwhelm or isolate viewers who are not familiar with the narrative context.
(gb) wrote: I think This movie gets a bad wrap because it's not as action packed as most of the other Star Trek movies are. A lot of people find this movie boring, and I can understand where they're coming from, but, personally, I love Star Trek: The Motion Picture, maybe even more than Wrath of Khan (Yup, I said it). Maybe it's because before I saw it I heard from a critic that liked the movie that he saw this as Star Trek's answer to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and maybe I saw it the same way. So if you the reader have never seen Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Think of it like Star Trek's answer to 2001: A Space Odyssey. The movie does have a few things that bug me, though. There are a handful of VFX shots that are VERY dated, and the costumes are not at all what they were in the show. That is pretty much it for me. I would totally recommend this one.
(nl) wrote: Good typical Woody Allen film. I don't know if the Bogart aspect works but it doesn't really hurt anything either. Not one of his better films, but a nice tipping of the hat to Casablanca.
(gb) wrote: this was kinda stupid... the parts that i saw
(kr) wrote: Worst film ever seen!!!!
(jp) wrote: A Disney classic. Warm and heartfelt storytelling paired with the colorful and catchy musical stylings of Phil Collins makes Tarzan a fresh animated rendition to an already well-known and beloved story. A childhood favorite that still stands strong today!
(fr) wrote: my favorite of the dollars trilogy. yes, better than the good, the bad, and the ugly. best spaghetti western i've seen. tied with 3:10 to yuma for my all-time favorite western.