I just discovered this treat for my German-speaking friends.
Der Himmel über Berlin (translated literally as The Sky over Berlin) is a masterpiece in cinematic beauty and philosophical meaning. The film provokes a deeper consideration of our own surroundings and of what it means to be human. If the human being is the only animal that knows it lives in time, the movie is about that knowledge, a modern fairy tale about the nature of being alive, mortal and eternal (all at once).
Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, 1987