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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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Mikhail Gorbachev only appears because his secretary was familiar with the movies of Wim Wenders and was a great admirer. She talked Gorbachev into giving up a couple of hours to do the cameo as he was on a trip to Germany anyway. See more »

Goofs

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: Fucking gravity!
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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 Wonderful Cinematic Experience

Although it has received mixed reviews by critics, this follow-u= p to "Der Himmel über Berlin" (1987) is a deeply moving and beautiful film. Wen= ders explores the polarities which exist in a newly unified Berlin and in so doing examines some of the polarities which exist in life itself. As "Cassiel," Otto Sander has given us another endearing Wenders protagonis= t who learns all too quickly about what life (and time) can present upon a= n individual. Laurent Petitgand's stunning musical score enhances the subl= ime images photographed by Jürgen Jürges. Although "Der Himmel über Be= rlin" (1987), is an almost mandetory pre-requisit, "In weiter Ferne, so nah!"= (1993) is a vastly different film which proves itself in its own right.= Cinema has produced many wonderful films over the past century or so, bu= t when looking at the various elements of film combined here, there is no other movie which touches me quite so positively, quite as deeply as thi= s one.


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