Sale!

FARAWAY, SO CLOSE! 1993 WIM WENDERS NASTASSJA KINSKI WILLEM DAFOE PETER FALK MIKHAIL GORBACHEV GERMAN FANTASY ANGELS AND PASSION DVD-R!

Original price was: $13.99.Current price is: $11.99.

Faraway, So Close! (GermanIn weiter Ferne, so nah!) is a 1993 German fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders, who co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Reitinger and Ulrich Zieger. It is a sequel to Wenders’ 1987 film Wings of Desire. Actors Otto SanderBruno Ganz and Peter Falk reprise their roles as angels who have become human. The film also stars Nastassja KinskiWillem Dafoe, and Heinz Rühmann in his last film role.

The story follows the angel Cassiel, who unlike his friend Damiel, chose not to become human despite being told of the joys of life. Cassiel only becomes human in the reunified Berlin, but quickly becomes involved in a criminal enterprise that threatens his newfound life and his friends.

Director Wim Wenders‘ film Wings of Desire is set in Berlin at the time of the Wall. He opted to make a sequel, desiring to explore Berlin post-reunification, more so than for the sake of having a sequel, though the original ends with “To be continued“. Wenders had earlier planned to make a film about the evolved Berlin in 1991, but not with Wings of Desire characters, only doing so upon considering that only his angels could observe the moral changes he found problematic.

Otto Sander, who reprises his role as the angel Cassiel, wished to see him become human, an idea unresolved in the first film. Wenders credited Sander with the idea of Cassiel descending into crime. Richard Reitinger and Ulrich Ziegler wrote the bulk of the screenplay, with Wenders also credited. Due to the larger budget than the original, Road Movies Filmproduktion made the film without original producer Anatole Dauman and Argos.

The film features cameo appearances by the singer Lou Reed, the American actor Peter Falk, reprising his role from the first film, and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, all of whom play themselves. Gorbachev had never acted in a film before. His appearance was rare, but not entirely unprecedented for a politician, as Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and New York Mayor John Lindsay had appeared in films. Heinz Rühmann was also cast, and his death in October 1994 made this his last role. Much of the first three weeks of photography went unused in the final edit, due to its influence from Wings of Desire and Wenders’ aversion to sequels.

 

color, black & white, stereo, fullscreen, with optional English subtitles. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!

 

Category:

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “FARAWAY, SO CLOSE! 1993 WIM WENDERS NASTASSJA KINSKI WILLEM DAFOE PETER FALK MIKHAIL GORBACHEV GERMAN FANTASY ANGELS AND PASSION DVD-R!”