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World on a Wire (Criterion) (1973)

Cast: Klaus Löwitsch, Adrian Hoven, Ivan Desny, more...
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Foreign, Science Fiction , Classic Sci-Fi, Germany, Criterion Collection

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World on a Wire (Criterion) (Disc 1 of 2) (1973)

World on a Wire is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Löwitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy. At risk? (Virtual) reality as we know it. Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow from one of cinema's kinkiest geniuses.

World on a Wire (Criterion) (Disc 2 of 2) (1973)

  • Fassbinder's "World on a Wire": Looking Ahead to Today, a fifty-minute documentary about the making of the film by Juliane Lorenz
  • New interview with German-film scholar Gerd Gemünden
  • Trailer for the 2010 theatrical release


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