Faraway So Close!

  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/1970
  |  140 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Faraway So Close! Film Poster


In a follow up to his highly regarded 'Wings of Desire', Wim Wenders revisits the characters from that film as he catches up with the now earthbound angel Damiel (Bruno Ganz). It is set at the end of the 'honeymoon' period that followed the German reunification, and is a heady mix of reality and fiction, with Peter Falk playing himself playing Columbo and a former Nazi playing a former Nazi. Black and white footage is used for the angels' viewpoint and colour for earthbound beings and the plot sometimes takes second place to the lush, swooping camera work. The soundtrack features work by Nick Cave, U2, Lou Reed (who also appears in the film), Johnny Cash, The House of Love and Laurie Anderson.