Damiel is an angel. He wants to give up immortality in order to become a mortal man and live together with Marion, a circus performer. There is only one way to bring about this metamorphosis – to shake hands with an American actor who himself used to be an angel. At present this man amuses himself by “seducing” his former colleagues and urging them to follow his example. Wings of Desire is Wim Wenders´s most famous film. It won an award for direction in Cannes in 1987.