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World on a Wire (1973)  link to World on a Wire on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1049

poster World on a Wire

IMDb Rating:
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7.8/10 (4731 votes)

Also known as: Welt am Draht (original title)

Country: West Germany, 213 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery

Director(s): Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His successor Dr. Fred Stiller experiences odd phenomena. A good friend, Guenther Lause, disappears in the middle of a conversation and a week later nobody has ever heard of him. And those fits of dizzyness - Stiller cannot believe himself to be fool. There has to be an explanation for all this. Could Simulacron have something to do with it?


photo Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch Fred Stiller, unknown episodes
photo Barbara Valentin Barbara Valentin Gloria Fromm, unknown episodes
photo Mascha Rabben Mascha Rabben Eva Vollmer, unknown episodes
photo Wolfgang Schenck Wolfgang Schenck Franz Hahn, unknown episodes
photo Ulli Lommel Ulli Lommel Rupp, Journalist, unknown episodes

Medium: Bluray + DVD,

Comments: Criterion Collection;UPC715515092012;;Criterion Collection - Spine #598;

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3