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

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Drama, Mystery  |  21 December 1993 (USA)
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A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

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Ingo Schmitz ...
Anton Becker
Günter Meisner ...
Fälscher
Sascha Wohlatz ...
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A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

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The authorization to see the security control room is signed under the company name "Road Movie", which is Wim Wenders' production company. 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 »

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Cassiel: Why can't I be good? Why can't I act like a man? Why can't I act like other men can?
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"Not as good as 'Wings' " -- don't listen to that.
22 September 1999 | by (Pacific Coast, America) – See all my reviews

OK -- so maybe I was generous. But it really hit the spot, intellectually and visually.

Like I said, don't listen to the "not as good as the original". This not only does better than most sequels, but "scores" as a logical and emotional continuation.

I haven't seen "City of Angels" (you know, the American remake), yet, "In weiter Ferne .." seems closer to "Angels" than "Wings".

This is classic Wenders -- slow developing, ponderous, yet emotive. Great cinematography, editing, screen writing.

And yes, Peter Falk is great in his in-and-out appearances.

This review may not be a "10", but like the shrugs you've heard about this film -- don't let it prevent you from a memorable evening.


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