City of Angels (1998)
Country: Germany, USA
Release Date: 10 April 1998
Run Time: 114 min
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director: Brad Silberling
Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher
Trivia: Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.
Seth is an angel who accompanies the spirits of the recently dead to the ever after. Seth has never been human and so has has never experienced touch or taste. When in the hospital however he comes across Dr. Maggie Rice, a brilliant young heart surgeon who is devoted to her profession and her patients. Seth has the power to let himself be seen but Maggie finds him far too mysterious. Seth also meets a patient, Nathaniel Messinger, who has news for him - he too was once an angel like Seth but chose to fall to Earth and become human. Seth makes a decision on his future, which does not turn out as he had expected.