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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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Himself (as Michail S. Gorbatschow)
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Raphaela
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Konrad
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Monika Hansen ...
Hanna / Gertrud Becker
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Patzke
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Dr. Becker
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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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Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$810,455 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Wim Wenders re-edited the film after the Cannes Film Festival premiere to make it shorter and improve the narrative. 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

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

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Big Cinema At It's Best!
22 December 1999 | by (Dortmund, Germany) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film days ago, and I am still touched by it very deeply - I'm still thinking about it, its implications, the actors (especially Otto Sander), and the warmth and tenderness it conveys. Intellectual cinema highly recommended to everyone who wants to be moved and touched on a very deep level. This is THE film!


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