"Every street has its borderline. Between each plot, there's a strip of no-man's-land disguised as a hedge or a ditch. Every home owner, or even every tenant nails his name plate on the door, like a coat of arms and studies the morning... paper as if he were a world leader...Everyone carries his own state with him, and demands a toll when another wants to enter."
The film WINGS OF DESIRE (titled “Der Himmel über Berlin” in German) is the far superior, original film directed by Win Wenders, remade into the sappy, After School, Hallmark Special called CITY OF ANGELS, almost 10 years later. WINGS OF DESIRE also spawned the less brooding FAR AWAY, SO CLOSE and an interesting relationship with Bono and U2 that among other things led to Wenders directing a Bono-led screenplay called MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL.
Juan Arevalo picked the love sick angel, Damiel, played by Bruno Ganz of WINGS OF DESIRE as the subject of the commission sketch.