A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

Director:

Wim Wenders

Writers:

Wim Wenders (script by), Ulrich Zieger (script by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Sander ... Cassiel
Peter Falk ... Peter Falk
Horst Buchholz ... Tony Baker
Mikhail Gorbachev ... Mikhail Gorbachev (as Michail S. Gorbatschow)
Nastassja Kinski ... Raphaela
Heinz Rühmann ... Konrad
Bruno Ganz ... Damiel
Solveig Dommartin ... Marion
Rüdiger Vogler ... Phillip Winter
Lou Reed ... Lou Reed
Willem Dafoe ... Emit Flesti
Monika Hansen ... Hanna / Gertrud Becker
Günter Meisner ... Fälscher
Ronald Nitschke ... Patzke
Hanns Zischler ... 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!

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Also Final acting role of Curt Bois, but was deleted from the final movie print. Seen in Bonus Material of the Film. See more »

Goofs

When Karl is lighting the old film to use it as a fuse (simulating old nitrate film which is highly flammable and known to self ignite) you can see the line of gun or flash powder underneath the film when it moves. 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 »

Connections

References Children of Nature (1991) See more »

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Travellin' On
Written and Performed by Simon Bonney, J.D. Foster
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Majestic Frailty of Humanity
24 April 2001 | by kryan-1See 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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | French | English | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

21 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faraway, So Close! See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,019, 26 December 1993

Gross USA:

$810,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$810,455
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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