“The principle of angels is that they appear and disappear in one and the same moment…now…here….at this moment…salvation…That is what I call the truth of this film, or to put it differently, its structure. There is nothing in it which wasn’t produced at that moment itself. Yes, a catapulting of voice, gesture, and action all happening at the same moment, and all in the face of a threat that is made flesh at the very same moment. Defeating it means the same as an infinite and irrevocable loss. I thus see something akin to a key in this structure. For those able to decipher paradise from this, that will be the moment of truth, close to rapture.” (Theuring). For Klaus Wyborny, NEUER ENGEL. WESTWÄRTS is, as he says, one of the most important German films.