Faraway, So Close!
(In weiter Ferne, so nah!
) is a 1993
film by German director Wim Wenders
. The screenplay is by Wenders, Richard Reitinger
and Ulrich Zieger
. The film is a sequel to Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire
. Actors Otto Sander
and Bruno Ganz
reprise their roles as angels visiting earth, and the film also stars Nastassja Kinski
, Willem Dafoe
and Heinz Rühmann
(in his last film role).
It also features cameo appearances by singer Lou Reed, American actor Peter Falk and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, all of whom play themselves.
U2's song "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" on their 1993's album Zooropa was written for the film, and is based on the film's idea of angels wanting to live on earth.
The film won the Grand Prix du Jury and was nominated for the Palme d'or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.