City of Angels is a romantic fantasy directed by Brad Silberling in the year 1998. The main characters are Seth, an angel and Maggie Rice, a doctor. Seth’s main task is that of welcoming the dying people to the other world. He therefore has to visit the dying in the hospital. It is in the hospital where he meets with Maggie Rice as he operates on a man suffering from heart failure.
Maggie Rice is determined to save the life of the man and feel devastated once she fails to do so. While in the hospital, Seth finds it extremely difficult to understand the human behavior. This evidences the semiotic square in which the angels and human beings cannot understand each other even though they meet regularly.