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Title Welt am draht = World on a wire / Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents a film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Published [London?] : Second Sight, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
Edition Restored 2 disc ed.
Physical description 2 videodiscs (DVD) (204 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Originally broadcast as 2-part TV production in 1973.
Screenplay by Fritz Muller-Scherz and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Adaptation of Daniel Galouye's 1964 novel, Counterfeit World.
Special features: Restored to pristine condition by the Fassbinder Foundation; World on a Wire: Looking Ahead to Today - a 49 minute documentary that takes a behind the scenes look at the restoration of the film, as well as talking to the co-script writer Fritz Müller-Scherz and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus.
Contents Disc 1. Part one -- Disc 2. Part two ; special features.
Credits Produced by Peter Marthesheimer, Alexander Wesemann, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Performers Klaus Lowitsch, Guenther Lamprecht, Barbara Valentine.
Summary In the near future, a cybernetic company designs a supercomputer that simulates a world populated with "identity units" programmed with artificial intelligence that will predict human behavior in the real world. When the lead designer commits suicide under mysterious circumstances, his successor, Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), takes on the job, but soon faces his own mental breakdown when strange events and logical inconsistencies begin to haunt him. Is the stress and psychological nuance (intensified when his employer flirts with covert interests) taking its toll, or is he on the verge of a deeper and more unsettling discovery?
Audience 15 : suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.
System notes DVD ; PAL ; Region 2 ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language notes German with English subtitles.
Other author Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982.
Löwitsch, Klaus, 1936-2002.
Lamprecht, Günter, 1930-
Märthesheimer, Peter, 1937-2004.
Müller-Scherz, Fritz.
Valentin, Barbara, 1940-2002.
Galouye, Daniel F. Conterfeit world.
Second Sight Films Ltd.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation.
Subject Artificial intelligence -- Drama.
Computer systems -- Drama.
Dystopian plays.
Science fiction films.
Variant Title World on a wire.
Standard Number 5028836031741
Publisher Number 2NDVD3174 Second Sight