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December 31, 1993 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the Telluride Film Festival last fall, director Wim Wenders prefaced the American premiere of his "Faraway, So Close" by announcing that, despite what many on hand had already heard, "This is not a sequel." What curious viewers then saw was a non-sequel that only happened to have much the same cast, characters, setting, visual design and thematic concerns as "Wings of Desire," the German filmmaker's widely beloved 1986 tone poem on the secret relations between angels and mortals.
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December 31, 1993 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the Telluride Film Festival last fall, director Wim Wenders prefaced the American premiere of his "Faraway, So Close" by announcing that, despite what many on hand had already heard, "This is not a sequel." What curious viewers then saw was a non-sequel that only happened to have much the same cast, characters, setting, visual design and thematic concerns as "Wings of Desire," the German filmmaker's widely beloved 1986 tone poem on the secret relations between angels and mortals.
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