Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wings of Desire

Once in a while I come across a movie where I have to think considerably over it. Recently, that movie is Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire.

It's one of those movies that both confused and compelled me. It has you thinking about concepts of life and death, wondering about mortality. I've read about people who have seen Wings of Desire several times still don't know what to think of it. Personally I don't blame them.

The cast of Wings of Desire act their parts well but if I had to choose my favorite from them, I'd go with Peter Falk as himself. He just acts like a person going through their day, simple as that. It's also for his soliloquy. That soliloquy is why Falk is someone who had a certain charm when on screen.

Although meddling sometimes, Wings of Desire is a very good movie. As I mentioned, it has you thinking of the meaning of existence. Though I liked it, a re-watch is imminent in the  distant future.

My Rating: ****1/2


  1. I've seen this film five times and I'm not sure I understand it. Still, it's a film I love and one I look forward to watching again and again and again.

    And I love Falk in this film. He's wonderful in this film and his little soliloquy is one of my favorite moments in the film.

  2. Thanks for the review. I've been meaning to watch this one for some time now.


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