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World on a Wire

Spine #598



Release:
Feb 21, 2012
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

World on a Wire

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Licensor: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

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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, as well as a flavor entirely his own, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of a reluctant action hero, Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), 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 Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the weird world of tomorrow from one of cinema's kinkiest geniuses.

Supplements
  • 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 Gem√ľnden
  • Trailer for the 2010 theatrical release

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