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Faraway, So Close! (1993)

In weiter Ferne, so nah! (original title)
A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

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

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Your favorite Angels are back!

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

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$810,455 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Willem Dafoe's character is named "Emit Flesti," which is "Time Itself" spelled backwards. See more »

Goofs

When Karl decides to dissolve his business partnership, he wades knee-deep through a flooded tunnel corridor becoming wet and filthy. Yet when he emerges from the tunnels, his pants are fluttering around too much to be wet and appear dry, and in the following scene after arriving at his destination and taking a nap, his clothes alternate between dirty and clean. See more »

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

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Featured in U2: Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (1993) See more »

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The Wanderer
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Performed by U2 with Johnny Cash
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Wings was a story, this a poem
20 September 2001 | by (San Antonio Texas) – See all my reviews

To enjoy this movie, view it as a poem. It relies on the language of the heart and asks its viewers to see it as it truly is, through the same myopic eyes to try and understand a dream. There is the duality of existence we all face, mirrored through the experience of an angel who falls to earth, who falls precisely because he can no longer contain himself within the restrictions of his identity. The central metaphor of this movie is about the passion, truth and love we are all promised, should we choose to live life as we were meant. There are the difficulties of trying to live out our singular purpose, the disappointments of relation, the trials of being part of something greater than self. In all these, there is also the beauty inherent, and ultimate understanding. The triumph of beautiful release, when we realise that all that has gone before is both behind us and a part of what we are, and the relief of becoming an individual, and understanding and embracing aspirations gained and lost.


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