Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Bruno Ganz (Damiel), Otto Sander (Cassiel), Solveig Dommartin (Marion), Curt Bois (Homer, the old poet), Peter Falk (Peter Falk), Hans Martin Stier (The dying man) more..., Beatrice Manowski (The whore), Elmar Wilms (The sad man), Chick Ortega (Im Zirkus - Der Schlagzeuger), Sigurd Rachman (In weiteren Rollen - Der Selbstmörder), Teresa Harder (In der Bibliothek - Die Engel), Jürgen Heinrich (In den Altbauwohnungen), Annelinde Gerstl (Auf der Autobahn), Mick Harvey (Crime and The City Solution / Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), Nick Cave (Himself - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)
Wim Wenders (Producer), Anatole Dauman (Producer), Peter Handke (Author), Richard Reitinger (Author), Wim Wenders (Author), Henri Alekan (Director of Photography), Jürgen Knieper (Original Music Composer) more..., Peter Przygodda (Editor), Heidi Lüdi (Production Design), Peter Handke (Screenplay), Richard Reitinger (Screenplay), Wim Wenders (Screenplay), Hartmut Eichgrün (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Claire Denis (First Assistant Director), Andrei Tarkovsky (In Memory Of),
Argos Films, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Wim Wenders Stiftung, Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Angel Damiel stops at the motorcycle accident and sits down behind the driver.
Peter Falk is walking past the old train station talking to himself and his grandmother.
Peter Falk and Damien meet each other at the fast-food car. "I can't see you, but I know you're here!"
Angel Damiel decides to jump.
Angel Damiel looks out over the city.