Wings of Desire 4K: Wim Wenders' meditative masterpiece soon at Carlotta

On the heights of Berlin, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander) contemplate earthly life and probe the souls of ordinary mortals. Invisible to human eyes, they are two angels draped in an austere overcoat who fly above the city and break into apartments. One day, one of them falls in love with a French trapeze artist and decides to give up his spiritual existence.

Three years after Paris-Texas (1984), Wim Wenders returns to his native country and creates a grandiose existential fable in (and on) the German capital two years before the fall of the wall. Sublimated by the black and white photography of Henri Alekan, The Wings of Desire is apprehended as a visual and sensory poem, an expressionist journey into the psyche of a city and its inhabitants. Prize for Directing at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987.

New 4K restoration and Dolby Atmos, a very desirable film

Announced on October 17 in 4K Ultra HD at Carlotta (Ultra Collector box #26, 4K single or Blu-Ray), the film, newly restored in 4K under the leadership of Wim Wenders, will be offered in original German versions Dolby Atmos and French DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, French subtitles, in 1.66 aspect ratio. In addition:

• Interview with the filmmaker in which he discusses the process of restoring the film, from the original negatives to the prodigious images in 4K (26 minutes)

• Deleted scenes with musical accompaniment (7 minutes)

• Deleted scenes with commentary by Wim Wenders and recorded in 2003 (31 minutes)• Helicopter flight over Berlin: to the music of the film, the city seen from the sky and filmed in black and white (10 minutes)

• Cinema Cinemas: Wim Wenders Berlin January 1987: on the set of the film with Wim Wenders who directs Peter Falk and many extras (directed by Claude Ventura, INA archives, 9 minutes)

• Invitation to travel: Berlin, capital of desire by Wim Wenders: program broadcast on Arte in February 2022 which follows the filmmaker in the places (which have changed enormously since 1987 and the fall of the wall) where his film was shot (14 minutes)

• Wim Wenders , lesson in cinema: Masterclass with Wim Wenders, hosted by Frédéric Bonnaud on March 9, 2018 at the Cinémathèque française as part of the All the Memory of the World Festival (a co-production between Arte France and the Cinémathèque française, 88 minutes)

• English trailer of the restored version edited by Wim Wenders

• 208-page books