Faraway, So Close!

This has been on my “watch again” list for some time. I last saw it probably in the mid-nineties, so I had forgotten a lot of it.

I last watched Wings of Desire back in 2011, so should really have watched this film soon after because the background story was important to figure out what was going on.

Most of the primary original cast were in this, and were joined by Lou Reed, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nastassja Kinski, and Willem Dafoe. Otto Sander was the main character this time, a fine actor (he died in 2013). A chap by the name of Heinz Rühmann also had a role, he is considered a film legend in Germany (he died the year after this film was made).

So the cast was all good. The story though was a bit disappointing after Wings of Desire, especially as it turned into a minor thriller at the end. I liked the wistful, thought-provoking story in Wings of Desire, which this film did not really replicate all that well. Not that it is bad, just not as good. Good soundtrack though.

Date watched: June 8th
Score: 7/10
Film count 2017: 68

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