Tuesday 4 March @ The Lord Palmerston 8pm

"It's hard to think of another movie of its era that makes the viewer so fully feel like a denizen of its setting; the roving, dollying, craning camera makes angels of us all." -Bill Weber, Slant

Unbeknownst to the inhabitants of West Berlin, their lives are watched over by angels, reading their thoughts and offering silent consolation where required.

When one of the angels (Bruno Ganz) falls in love with a trapeze artist, he sacrifices his wings for mortality, stepping out of the monochrome world of the angels and into the colourful world of the circus and Berlin. A melancholy rumination on life and loves in a divided city.

Features memorable cameos from Peter Falk and Nick Cave (& his Bad Seeds).    

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