Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
Original title: In Weiter Ferne, so Nah!
Germany, 1993. Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tobis. Screenplay by Wim Wenders, Ulrich Zieger, Richard Reitinger. Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges. Produced by Ulrich Felsberg, Wim Wenders. Music by Laurent Petitgand. Production Design by Albrecht Konrad. Costume Design by Esther Walz. Film Editing by Peter Przygodda.
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 Bruno Ganz sought to join the human race he spent all his time protecting, while this time it’s his angel companion (Otto Sander) 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 Nastassja Kinski and Willem Dafoe.
Cannes Film Festival Award: Grand Jury Prize
Golden Globe Award Nomination: Best Original Song (“Stay [Faraway, So Close!]”)