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Faraway, So Close! (In Weiter Ferne, So Nah!)

et tu Brute

over 5 years ago

Can’t wait for this release of "Wings of Desire and I am wonderïng whether Criterion will also gain the rights to the companion film "Faraway, So Close! (In Weiter Ferne, So Nah!) and release a re-mastered version. Regarded by some as a sequel, I always viewed it as a companion piece, however it has been many years since I last viewed it.


over 5 years ago

I thought it was by far the lesser film. No need for a Criterion version.

Shawn McGuire

over 5 years ago

Wings of Desire is such a bore. Pasolini’s Teorema was greater because it asked tougher questions about mortality and sexuality.

Christo​ph Runne

over 5 years ago

How german is it?
“Far away so close” (The sequel to “wings of desire” ) Is a masterpiece that may be misunderstood . Its not fast food for thought. "Far away so close " Is a sensitive response/reflection on (maybe very german) contemporary history. It touched my heart .
I like this film and hope that it will be re- released.


over 5 years ago

I love Teorema, but I adore Wings of Desire too. What similarities are there between the two that I fail to see?

Christo​ph Runne

over 5 years ago

I am not familiar with “Teorema”
Please explain.

Christo​ph Runne

over 5 years ago


I Love Faraway, So Close.


over 4 years ago

WOD on Criterion Blu-Ray is wonderful! I love it the more often I see it.

Mark T. Ingham

over 4 years ago

I would love to see “Faraway, So Close” (“In weiter Ferne, so nah!”) get the Criterion treatment as well.

Wings is my favorite film, but I’ve come to regard Faraway, So Close as equally good. They are very different in their tones. Wings is much more an atmospheric, almost fey, musing on the angel’s perspective — and their appreciation of the beauty of life. Faraway continues with these themes, but views things much more from the perspective of the frustration and pain of being human. The “through a glass darkly” problem of being trapped in time and not being able to get a real grasp on eternity in the temporal earthly existence. And where Wings is more poetic in structure, Faraway, So Close is more conventionally plotted — although it is as beautifully poetic and profound in its own right.

Wim Wenders and Nastassja Kinski are appeared in three films.


about 4 years ago

Great soundtrack!




almost 4 years ago

Faraway, So Close! and the Wings of Desire are both Fantasy FIlms.