Wings of Desire is a 1987 German film from writer/director Wim Wenders about two angels whose holy mission is to observe human society in West Berlin, where they have existed for all of time. The angels are invisible to everyone except small children. They hear the thoughts of the Berliners that fill the city, piecing together an elaborate portrait of the tumultuous city before the fall of the Berlin wall. The film features Peter Falk as himself, although in the film it's revealed he was also once an angel who became human after growing weary of constantly observing but never participating. Inspired by Falk's presence in Berlin, the angel Damiel (Bruno Ganz) begins to desire his own humanity as he falls in love with a beautiful loner Marion (Solveig Dommartin). Wings of Desire is a critically acclaimed story of love and humanity, remade for American audiences in 1998 as City of Angels.