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Far Away, So Close

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Far Away, So Close

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Natassia Kinski, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Bruno Ganz, Lou Reed
director:
Wim Wenders
genre:
Foreign Language, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Romance, Drama

We gave it a C+

In Far Away, So Close, Wim Wenders’ follow-up to his fascinating but ultimately disappointing Wings of Desire, angels once again descend to earth to observe humanity and one of them (Otto Sander) becomes human. Apart from a spectacularly vertiginous opening sequence, the film is an irritating mix of self-conscious style and existential verbiage, with gratuitous special appearances by Peter Falk and Lou Reed. Ultimately, the film is too far away and fails to pull us in. C-