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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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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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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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Trivia

Cassiel is the Latin name of an archangel, notably the angel of solitude and tears, in post-biblical Judeo-Christian religion who is known for simply watching the events of the cosmos unfold with little interference. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the underground security monitoring room, as the two guards are standing and putting on their blazers, if you look at the mirror on screen right, you will see a film crew member moving around. See more »

Quotes

Emit Flesti: Have you heard the prophecy? "In the Year of Hate, when all that is foreign is despised, dark riders will enter the harbor, seize the ship and everyone on it and sail them straight into hell"
Cassiel: I know all prophecy, but not this one. You made it up.
Emit Flesti: What's the difference? It just happened.
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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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Referenced in Les Feuilles Mortes (2017) See more »

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Written by Guy Chadwick and House of Love (as The House of Love)
Performed by House of Love (as The House of Love)
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Majestic Frailty of Humanity
24 April 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I recommend this film to all the jaded and cynical people of the world. It will touch the core of your heart and give you a spiritual yearning for that which we cannot see. When Cassiel falls to earth he can finally touch, feel, hear and experience the feelings of loneliness and joy. He finds his existence on earth in Berlin difficult and finds it hard to comprehend the swift passing of time and the limited outlook of the individual who can only see their own reality in how it affects them. Natassja Kinski who plays Angel Raphaela is on hand to offer comfort and solace to Cassiel when he begins to despair. The sweeping contrasts between black & white and colour add profound depth to this movie, as do the real people who play themselves : Gorbachev, Lou Reed and Peter Falk. Wim Wenders who directed this movie is a foresighted genius of compassion and ethereal visions.


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