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Faraway, So Close! (1993)
"In weiter Ferne, so nah!" (original title)

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A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

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Als Gast (as Michail S. Gorbatschow)
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Raphaela
Martin Olbertz ...
Sterbender
Aline Krajewski ...
Raissa
Monika Hansen ...
Hanna / Gertrud Becker
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Heinz Rühmann ...
Konrad
Tilmann Vierzig ...
Der Junge Konrad
Hanns Zischler ...
Dr. Becker
Antonia Westphal ...
Die Junge Hanna
Ingo Schmitz ...
Anton Becker
Günter Meisner ...
Fälscher
Sascha Wohlatz ...
Jugendlicher
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A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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21 December 1993 (USA)  »

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$810,455 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The human name Cassiel chooses is Karl Engel. "Engel" is German for "angel." See more »

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After Cassiel meets Anton Becker and returns to Angelo's pizzeria, he meets Emit Flesti and Damiel puts his flour stained hands on Flesti's shoulder, leaving a white mark on the black suit. The next time we see Flesti, moments later, there is no white mark. See more »

Quotes

Cassiel: Why can't I be good? Why can't I act like a man? Why can't I act like other men can?
Lou Reed: If I knew, I would tell you. Hang in there.
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated to actor Curt Bois who worked with Wim Wenders in "Der Himmel über Berlin". See more »

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A Celebration of life from Wenders
17 April 2001 | by (São Paulo, Brasil) – See all my reviews

This film is about passion. A flicker on the eyes of an angel, our brief lives are as unique and intense as they are ephemeral, and time itself is the fire that burn our passions and desires. Complex and multicultural, the film is disturbingly deep as it is light, a contrast of innocence and evil, showing how the Faust compromise can be present and right/wrong can become difficult to define. Also, the participation of Lou Reed and Peter Falk as themselves bring Faust to reality, as a mirror to ourselves. The deeply german Wenders pay a compliment to Gorbatchev for the fall of the Wall, maybe telling us the duality of time, that can be good and evil like the faces of a coin. Wonderful piece of art.


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