Director of Photography:
The House of Love
Horst Buchholz Nastassja Kinski Heinz Rühmann
Solveig Dommartin Rüdiger Vogler Willem Dafoe
1993 Cannes, Grand Prix of the Jury
1993 Bavarian Film Prize (Director)
Road Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin
35mm B&W and Colour
In Weiter Ferne, So Nah!
film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing
on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold
War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate
as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital
part of it, Cassiel dreams of "crossing over" to the
And he does, as Karl Engel, a man who perhaps knows
too much, perhaps like in many of Hitchcock's films,
some harmless citizen who gets involved in an affair
to which he is not up to. In fact, there is no one as
kind and harmless as this newborn citizen of the Earth.
We will follow Cassiels's adventures into a "thriller."
This story which gets mangled with his own life is about
weapons, more precisely about a weapon deal where the
weapons - or INSTRUMENTS of violence -- are traded for
IMAGES of violence