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Faraway, So Close! (Germany)


An assemblage of angles


Director: Wim Wenders

Cast: Otto Sander   Peter Falk   Nastassja Kinski

Footage: 148min

Year: 1993 

Cassiel is an angel who watches over the lives of the people of recently reunified Berlin with Raphaella. While angels are forbidden to directly intervene in the lives of humans, Cassiel impulsively breaks this rule when a little girl falls from the balcony of an apartment block, and he swoops down to catch her. Suddenly made flesh and blood, Cassiel has earned the enmity of Emit Flesti, a sort of overseer of the angels on the physical plane. Cassiel finds himself working for gangster Tony Baker, who distributes weapons and pornography on the black market. However, Cassiel has a change of heart and decides to destroy Tony's stockpile in a bid to make the world a better place.

Rock singer Lou Reed and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev also appear as themselves.


Faraway, So Close!

Works of the same director:

Der Himmel über Berlin

Die Angst des Tormannes beim Elfmeter

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