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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
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Hanna / Gertrud Becker
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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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Faraway, So Close!  »

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$810,455 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Emit Flesti: Let me explain a couple of things. Time is short. That's the first thing. For the weasel, Time is a weasel. For the hero, Time is heroic. For the whore, Time is just another trick. If you're gentle, your Time is gentle. If you're in a hurry, Time flies. Time is a servant, if you are its master. Time is your god, if you are its dog. We are the creators of Time, the victims of Time, and the killers of Time. Time is timeless. That's the second thing. You are the clock, Cassiel.
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Speak My Language
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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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