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Director:
Writers:
Wim Wenders (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
21 December 1993 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Celebration of life from Wenders See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Otto Sander ... Cassiel

Peter Falk ... Himself

Horst Buchholz ... Tony Baker

Mikhail Gorbachev ... Himself (as Michail S. Gorbatschow)

Nastassja Kinski ... Raphaela

Heinz Rühmann ... Konrad

Bruno Ganz ... Damiel

Solveig Dommartin ... Marion
Rüdiger Vogler ... Phillip Winter

Lou Reed ... Himself

Willem Dafoe ... Emit Flesti
Monika Hansen ... Hanna / Gertrud Becker

Günter Meisner ... Fälscher
Ronald Nitschke ... Patzke

Hanns Zischler ... Dr. Becker
Martin Olbertz ... Sterbender
Aline Krajewski ... Raissa
Tilmann Vierzig ... Der Junge Konrad
Antonia Westphal ... Die Junge Hanna
Ingo Schmitz ... Anton Becker
Sascha Wohlatz ... Jugendlicher
Lasse Lehmann ... Jugendlicher
Marcel Jelinski ... Jugendlicher
Nils Schildhauer ... Jugendlicher
Patrick Winz ... Jugendlicher
Benjamin Winz ... Jugendlicher
Camilla Pontabry ... Doria
Frédéric Darié ... Maurice (as Frederic Darie)
Jean-Marie Rase ... Jules
Lajos Kovács ... Lali (as Lajos Kovacs)
Bruno Krief ... Paul
Armance Brown ... Paula
Henri Alekan ... Kapitän
Hugues Delforge ... Les Elastonautes
Claude Poncelet ... Les Elastonautes
Susanne Jansen ... Frau in der Galerie
Bob Rutman ... Künstler
Yella Rottländer ... Winters Engel
Alexander Hauff ... Taxifahrer
Andrzej Pieczynski ... Czomsky
Natan Fyodorovsky ... Russe (as Natan Fedorowskij)
Louis Cochet ... Louis
Johanna Penski ... Blumenfrau
Steffi Hiller ... Passant
Eberhard Knappe ... Passant
Shefqet Namani ... Hütchenspieler
Klaus-Jürgen Steinmann ... Polizist
Matthias Zelic ... Verkäufer
Nadja Engel ... Frau mit der Ohrfeige
Daniela Nasimcova ... Engel (as Daniela Nasincova)
Gunter Kelm ... Museumswärter
Heinz-Peter Graubaum ... Museumswärter
Claude Lergenmüller ... Andre
Melanie Pontabry ... Melanie
Alfred Sczczot ... Grumpy
Udo Samel ... Sicherheitsbeamter
Gerd Wameling ... Sicherheitsbeamter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Farrell ... Patient in Coma (uncredited)
Kora Kirby ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Sisman Mustafa ... Mann (uncredited)

Directed by
Wim Wenders 
 
Writing credits
Wim Wenders (screenplay) &
Ulrich Zieger (screenplay) &
Richard Reitinger (screenplay)

Ulrich Zieger (dialogue)

Produced by
Ulrich Felsberg .... producer
Michael Schwarz .... line producer
Wim Wenders .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurent Petitgand 
Graeme Revell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jürgen Jürges 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Przygodda 
 
Production Design by
Albrecht Konrad 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Schreiber 
 
Costume Design by
Esther Walz 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Atar .... makeup artist
Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger .... assistant makeup artist (as Jeannette Latzelsberger)
Valeska Schitthelm .... additional makeup artist
Hasso von Hugo .... makeup artist
Axel Zornow .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Karsten Brünig .... unit production manager
Günter Fenner .... unit manager
Udo Heiland .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Kirby .... first assistant director
Anyon Rey .... second assistant director
Caroline Veyssière .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Falk .... original artwork
Michael Fechner .... property master
Alessandro Emilio La Rocca .... sculptor
Andreas Olshausen .... construction coordinator
Wolfgang Osterholzer .... carpenter
Klaus Rudat .... construction
Martin Schreiber .... set dresser
Armin Schönau .... set builder (as Armin Schoenau)
Elmar Theissen .... construction
 
Sound Department
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Gunther Kortwich .... sound
Hans-Walter Kramski .... sound effects
Michael Kranz .... re-recording mixer
Matthias Lempert .... sound effects
Bernd Schmidl .... sound effects
Andreas Walther .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Michael Luppino .... special effects
Gerd Nefzer .... special effects (as Gerd Feuchter)
Uli Nefzer .... special effects supervisor (as Ulrich Nefzer)
 
Visual Effects by
Morten McAdams .... matte painter
Morten McAdams .... optical effects
Frank Schlegel .... optical effects
Hubert von Seidlein .... matte painter
 
Stunts
Clemans Bail .... stunts
François Doge .... stunt coordinator
Jean-Claude Houbart .... stunts
Hardy Martins .... stunts
Denis Wyss .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hagen Bogdanski .... assistant second camera
Jürgen Bosse .... gaffer
Stefan Breitel .... lighting technician
Benjamin Dernbecher .... assistant second camera
Jost Engelmayer .... lighting technician
Martin Fischer .... additional electrician
Paul Freuer .... additional electrician
Claus Gerling .... dolly grip
Judith Kaufmann .... second camera
Ralf Leistl .... assistant second camera
Andreas Neubauer .... still photographer
Martina Radwan .... Steadicam assistant
Martina Radwan .... assistant second camera
Ronald Schwarz .... best boy
Marco Teuchert .... lighting technician
Jörg Widmer .... Steadicam operator
Jörg Widmer .... first assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Peter Tabbert .... computer animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriele Binder .... assistant costume designer
Marianne Birck .... wardrober
Andrea Schirmer .... wardrober
Ingrid Weiss .... wardrober
 
Music Department
Klaus Bölitz .... sound engineer
David Darling .... musician: cello solo
Irene Maas .... musician: soprano voice
Steven A. Reich .... music rights clearance
Orchester Sherry Bertram .... studio orchestra
Jane Siberry .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Kerstin Baldini .... production driver
Kaspar Falkenroth .... production driver
Volker Schulze zur Wiesche .... production driver
 
Other crew
Peter Bartoschek .... title designer
Waltraud Bartoschek .... title designer
Karsten Bruening .... first recording manager
Daniel Ganz .... script editor
Steffi Hiller .... production accountant
Anton Klima .... aerial coordinator
Katrin Mehlhop .... continuity
Paul Meyer-Gerlt .... assistant accountant
Gerd Nefzer .... weapons (as Gerd Feuchter)
Karl Nefzer .... weapons
Ralph Remstedt .... second recording manager
Lothar Trolle .... script editor
 
Thanks
Curt Bois .... dedicatee
Heinz-Dieter Bonsmann .... thanks
Alfred Sczczot .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"In weiter Ferne, so nah!" - Germany (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language
Runtime:
144 min | USA:140 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: 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:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Begleiter (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Travellin' OnSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Celebration of life from Wenders, 17 April 2001
Author: Jonny Doin (jdoin) from São Paulo, Brasil

This film is about passion. A flicker on the eyes of an angel, our brief lives are as unique and intense as they are ephemeral, and time itself is the fire that burn our passions and desires. Complex and multicultural, the film is disturbingly deep as it is light, a contrast of innocence and evil, showing how the Faust compromise can be present and right/wrong can become difficult to define. Also, the participation of Lou Reed and Peter Falk as themselves bring Faust to reality, as a mirror to ourselves. The deeply german Wenders pay a compliment to Gorbatchev for the fall of the Wall, maybe telling us the duality of time, that can be good and evil like the faces of a coin. Wonderful piece of art.

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