Faraway, So Close (1993)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  In Weiter Ferne, so Nah!

Germany, 1993, .  Screenplay by Wim Wenders, , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Wim Wenders.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

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 Willem Dafoe.

Cannes Film Festival Award:  Grand Jury Prize

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Original Song (“Stay [Faraway, So Close!]”)

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