Faraway, So Close! (1993)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance


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A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

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24 April 2001 | kryan-1
Majestic Frailty of Humanity
I recommend this film to all the jaded and cynical people of the world. It will touch the core of your heart and give you a spiritual yearning for that which we cannot see. When Cassiel falls to earth he can finally touch, feel, hear and experience the feelings of loneliness and joy. He finds his existence on earth in Berlin difficult and finds it hard to comprehend the swift passing of time and the limited outlook of the individual who can only see their own reality in how it affects them. Natassja Kinski who plays Angel Raphaela is on hand to offer comfort and solace to Cassiel when he begins to despair. The sweeping contrasts between black & white and colour add profound depth to this movie, as do the real people who play themselves : Gorbachev, Lou Reed and Peter Falk. Wim Wenders who directed this movie is a foresighted genius of compassion and ethereal visions.

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Release Date:

21 December 1993

Language

German, French, English, Italian, Russian


Country of Origin

Germany

Filming Locations

Germany

Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$810,455 (USA)

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