Janus Films | Release Date: July 22, 2011
Summary: A dystopic science-fiction epic, World on a Wire is German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s gloriously cracked, boundlessly inventive take on future paranoia. With dashes of Kubrick, Vonnegut, and Dick, but a flavor entirely his own, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant action hero Fred Stiller, a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate and governmental conspiracy. At risk? Our entire (virtual) reality as we know it. This long unseen three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the weird world of tomorrow from one of cinema’s kinkiest geniuses.(Janus Films)
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Runtime: 205 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.janusfilms.com/worldonawire
Production: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Genres: Sci-Fi, Crime
Country: West Germany
Language: German
Director Credit
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Director
Writer Credit
Daniel F. Galouye Writer
Fritz Müller-Scherz Writer
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Barbara Valentin Gloria Fromm
Karl Heinz Vosgerau Herbert Siskins
Klaus Löwitsch Fred Stiller
Mascha Rabben Eva Vollmer, Daughter Of Henry Vollmer
Cast Credit
Adrian Hoven Professor Henry Vollmer
Gottfried John Einstein
Günter Lamprecht Fritz Walfang
Ingrid Caven Uschi - Journalist And Voice Of Eva Vollmer
Ivan Desny Guenther Lause, Uncle Of Eva Vollmer
Joachim Hansen Hans Edelkern
Kurt Raab Mark Holm
Margit Carstensen Maya Schmidt-Gentner
Rudolf Lenz Hartmann
Ulli Lommel Rupp, Journalist
Wolfgang Schenck Franz Hahn
Producer Credit
Alexander Wesemann Producer
Peter Märthesheimer Producer