Ein Engel geht vorbei

Now that I’ve posted this short clip from Wim Wenders’ “Der Himmel über Berlin”, as a kind of micro-obituary for actor Peter Falk, I shall open a bottle of wine and watch the whole thing on DVD. It is a film I rate very highly indeed. Likewise the follow-up, “In weiter Ferne, so nah!”

I misspent the seventies watching Peter Falk in Columbo and similar made-for-television dramas, but, even though they do not feature the best acting of Falk’s career, it is these more recent films that have made the biggest impression on me.

RIP Peter Falk (1927–2011)