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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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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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Willem Dafoe's character is named "Emit Flesti," which is "Time Itself" spelled backwards. See more »

Goofs

When Karl decides to dissolve his business partnership, he wades knee-deep through a flooded tunnel corridor becoming wet and filthy. Yet when he emerges from the tunnels, his pants are fluttering around too much to be wet and appear dry, and in the following scene after arriving at his destination and taking a nap, his clothes alternate between dirty and clean. See more »

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Cassiel: Each one creates his own world within his own vision and hearing. He remains a prisoner in it. And from his cell he sees the cells of others.
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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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"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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