Faraway, So Close (In Weiter Ferne, so Nah!) (1993)

WIM WENDERS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany, 1993, .  Screenplay by Wim Wenders, , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Wim Wenders.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Cannes Film Festival 1993.  Golden Globe Awards 1993.  

Exquisite sequel to the even more breathtaking Wings of Desire, both directed by Wim Wenders. This time the plotting of the film is more narrative-oriented, not as waywardly poetic as the original film was. Previously, the angel played by sought to join the human race he spent all his time protecting, while this time it’s his angel companion () who performs the same action. Once he finds himself on earth he gets caught up in a criminal investigation that he helps unravel. Endlessly beautiful and faster paced than its predecessor, this one also features an excellent cast that includes and .

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