Faraway, So Close! Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Faraway, So Close! the Movie

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Wenders' erratic follow-up to his magnificent "Wings of Desire." Cassiel (Sander), the angel left behind when Damiel (Ganz) chose to become human, once again surveys Berlin, noticing the changes (not necessarily for the better). Angelic companion Raphaela (Kinski) watches events passively, including an old man's (Ruhamnn) reflections on life and the philosophical musings of Emit Flesti (Dafoe, Time Itself, get it?), even as Cassiel impulsively chooses humanity over his heavenly world. Falk makes a return appearance to little effect. Overlong and under-developed.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 146 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Big Ideas, Angels, Germany, Berlin
Ulrich Zieger, Richard Reitinger, Wim Wenders
Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Horst Buchholz, Nastassja Kinski, Heinz Ruhmann, Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Ruediger Vogler, Willem Dafoe, Lou Reed
Jurgen Jurges
Wim Wenders
David Darling, Laurent Petitgrand
Wim Wenders, Ulrich Felsberg, Sony Pictures Classics


Cannes 1993: Grand Jury Prize.

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