World on a Wire (Criterion Collection)

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Studio Criterion Collection
SKU 226688631
UPC 715515092111
UPC 14 00715515092111
Format DVD
Release Date 2/21/2012
Keywords
Mental Illness
Robots
Robots/Cyborgs
Science-Fiction
Scientists
Editors Note
Note A scientist in charge of a project that could usher in a bold new era of technology begins experiencing signs of mental illness that may indicate the onset of schizophrenia, but could be the bold first step in merging man and machine in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's mind-bending sci-fi classic. The "Simulacron 1" project was designed by The Institute for Cybernetics and Futurology to predict the events of the future with uncanny accuracy. Though the benevolent scientists in charge of the project envision the "Simulacron 1" being used to improve living conditions for all the people of planet Earth, other, less altruistic people see it as a source of unparalleled power. The future of the project comes into question, however, when its mastermind, Professor Vollmer, dies unexpectedly. Attributing his death to suicide due to his strange behavior in recent weeks, institute head Herbert Siskins quickly places the capable Dr. Fred Stiller in charge of the project. But it isn't long before Dr. Stiller, too, begins to display signs of mental instability that seem to indicate the early stages of schizophrenia. Now, the deeper Dr. Stiller immerses himself in the project, the more he begins to see signs of life in the electronic 'identity units' of the "Simulacron 1." As the "identity units" begin to take on the appearance of someone he knows, the line between technology and humanity becomes indistinguishable.
Reviews
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Fassbinder's camera massages his characters, gliding through elaborate spatial movements as if somehow their lives are connected in an occult way with the arrangements of space and time." 10/12/2011
Cast & Crew
Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Screenwriter
Margit Carstensen - Co-Star
Ingrid Caven - Co-Star
Peter Chatel - Co-Star
Eddie Constantine - Co-Star
Ivan Desny - Co-Star
Liselotte Eder - Co-Star
Joachim Hansen - Co-Star
Gottfried John - Co-Star
Elma Karlowa - Co-Star
Christine Kaufman - Co-Star
Peter Kern - Co-Star
Gunter Lamprecht - Co-Star
Rudolf Lenz - Co-Star
Klaus Lowitsch - Co-Star
Christiane Maybach - Co-Star
Peter Moland - Co-Star
El Hedi Ben Salem - Co-Star
Karl Scheydt - Co-Star
Barbara Valentin - Co-Star
Ulli Lommel - Co-Star
Magdalena Montezuma - Co-Star
Kurt Raab - Co-Star
Werner Schroeter - Co-Star
Katrin Schaake - Co-Star
Heinz Meier - Co-Star
Rudolf Waldemar Brem - Co-Star
Bruce Low - Co-Star
Walter Sedlmayr - Co-Star
Karl Heinz Vosgerau - Co-Star
Michael Ballhaus - Director of Photography
Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1973
UPC 00715515092111
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 212 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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