Faraway, So Close


2h 20m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Story of earthbound angels in post-Wall Berlin. The film reflects on what it is like to be human, good vs. evil and the meaning of a unified Germany.

Film Details

Also Known As
Faraway, So Close, In Weiter Ferne So Nah, In weiter Ferne, so nah!, Si loin, si proche!
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Fantasy
Romance
Sequel
Release Date
1993
Location
Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

Story of earthbound angels in post-Wall Berlin. The film reflects on what it is like to be human, good vs. evil and the meaning of a unified Germany.

Film Details

Also Known As
Faraway, So Close, In Weiter Ferne So Nah, In weiter Ferne, so nah!, Si loin, si proche!
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Fantasy
Romance
Sequel
Release Date
1993
Location
Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States December 22, 1993

Released in United States May 1993

Released in United States on Video August 10, 1994

Released in United States September 1993

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1993

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 13-24, 1993.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 1993.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival September 24 - October 3, 1993.

Sequel to director Wim Wenders' cult hit "Wings of Desire" (West Germany/1987), which also starred Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin and Peter Falk.

Began shooting July 26, 1992.

Completed shooting October 18, 1992.

Two days of shooting took place with Mikhail Gorbachev and Lou Reed prior to start of principal photography.

An interview with the late actor Curt Bois, who appeared in "Wings of Desire," is scheduled to be integrated into the film's soundtrack.

It appears that the running length of this film was trimmed for its US theatrical release.

Willem Dafoe's character name "Emit Flesti" is an anagram for Time Itself.

aspect ratio 1:1.66

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival September 24 - October 3, 1993.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of program "The Long & Winding Road: The Films of Wim Wenders" September 27 - October 12, 1996.)

Released in United States May 1993 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 13-24, 1993.)

Released in United States on Video August 10, 1994

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 1993.)

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1993

Released in United States December 22, 1993 (New York City)