Faraway, So Close!

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After saving a life, an angel gives in to his yearning for humanity in Wim Wenders' sequel to "Wings of Desire."

Cast & Crew

Peter Falk
Cameo appearance
Willem Dafoe
Emit Flesti
Wim Wenders
Writer (Screenplay)
Richard Reitinger
Writer (Screenplay)
Ulrich Zieger
Writer (Screenplay)
David Darling
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Laurent Petitgand
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Graeme Revell
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Jürgen Jürges
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Critic Reviews for Faraway, So Close! (In weiter Ferne, so nah!)

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Audience Reviews for Faraway, So Close! (In weiter Ferne, so nah!)

  • Jun 11, 2015
    In this sequel to Wings of Desire, 2 other angels watch over the lives of the people, however this this film has changed its tone from a romantic avant garde drama to a thriller... It's still watchable but the running time was so long I almost fell asleep.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2011
    Failure to grasp or personal tensions hovering or both of them, whatever be the cause, I can't rate this movie any more than 1/10, I kept my patience at its best even though it started ticking me off after a few minutes. Since it's rated so high and is given the form of a thriller, I just kept waiting for something interesting to happen. Even slightly. But I was expecting for too much here. Introduction of more and more characters with random events going on was a terrible mess. I might have been inclined to care for those random moments had they not been executed so genuinely. Yet I gave it the best attention I could hoping for that an engaging sequence, but it was too long before such a moment finally arrived. Unfortunately, what lied beyond wasn't any good either. Painfully slow (whether or not intentionally; no spoilers intended), this movie was an extremely traumatic experience for me. [Yet it'd probably stay in my memory for quite a while since I can't remember when I was thiiiiiiiiis optimistic (kept waiting hoping that something interesting to happen) last time.] The length of the movie only added to my agony. Since I didn't like it, most of you are bound to. Well,that's it then. You've my consolations if you've had the same experience reading my comment.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2011
    A fantastic sequel, although it departs in tone from the original film, this film shares the same themes, but is more of a mystery, one might go as far as to classify it as a thriller believe it or not. It won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and was nominated for the Palme d'or. This truly needs to be seen more, only one of my Flixster friends have seen it! It stars the cast of Wings of Desire: Otto Sander(This time as the lead), Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk, and Solveig Dommartin. In addition it also stars Willem Dafoe, Nastassja Kinski, Horst Buchholz, and even Mikhail Gorbachev(In his only acting role) and Lou Reed.
    Kyle S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2010
    Faraway, So Close! (German: In weiter Ferne, so nah!) is a 1993 film by German director Wim Wenders which deserves 100%... in everything! This is the movie I watched at least 5 times and every time I discovered a new line, a new meaning, a new scene which fascinates me! Multileveled story with natural developing and perfect dialogs written by Wenders, Richard Reitinger and Ulrich Zieger. This film is a sequel to Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire. Actors Otto Sander and Bruno Ganz are again angels visiting earth, and in the film we can see again Nastassja Kinski with her superb performance. I would like to mention Willem Dafoe and Heinz Rühmann (in his last film role) as perfectly suited for the roles they were chosen for. The U2 song "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" was written for the film, and is based on the film's idea of angels wanting to live on earth. This idea is so well excecuted that every single scene looks, not just real, but as only logical choice! This film won the Grand Prix du Jury and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and I still wonder why didn't get it!? Watch this work of high art and enjoy every moment of it!
    Panta O Super Reviewer

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