Intermediale Beziehungen im Film Der Himmel über Berlin

Simone Malaguti


The current article analyzes the film Der Himmel über Berlin (1987) with regard to its intermediality with literary texts. It has been suggested that Wenders’ film creates a stylistic world, both unique and provocative in its depiction of the relationship between words and images and between literature and media. More than twenty years after its first screening it continues to defy simple analysis. As a consequence, this article supports the employment of various studies to explain the aforementioned relationships, first by reviewing German theories of medial and historical transformations and then by detailing a multifaceted analysis of the film.

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