A certain genre : virtual Realities

World on a Wire

Welt am Draht

1973
United States
3h25
Fiction
Col.
VOSTF

Almost unseen after his first broadcast on a german channel in 1973, World on a wire is one of Fassbinder's finest work of art, a film that inspired Matrix and Second Life.
The German authorities have invented an artificial world, the Simulacron, inhabited by avatars. Untill one of the game' conceptor starts to wonder whether the real world is a virtual creation…
 

Cast
Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben
Screenplay
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Fritz Müller-Scherz, based on the novel by Daniel F. Galouye
Photography
Michael Ballhaus, Ulrich Prinz
Sound
Hans Pampuch, Ernst Thomas
Music
Gottfried Hüngsberg
Editing
Ursula Elles, Marie Anne Gerhardt
Production
 Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Restored version

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