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


(out of 5)

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 .


Germany, 1993

Directed by

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


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