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Wings of Desire

Opens on December 21

Director: Wim Wenders Run Time: 128 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1987 Language: German

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Solveig Dommartin

An angel (Ganz) who spends his time invisibly observing humanity falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist (Dommartin) and, in one of cinema’s most significant romantic gestures, gives up his wings to descend to Earth and pursue her. Not a Christmas film per se but it’s been a staple of Brattle holiday program for thirty years.

“A soaring vision that appeals to the senses and the spirit.” – Desson Thompson, Washington Post

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