World on a Wire

World on a Wire

World on a Wire

               Genre: Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction
               Suicide, scientists, cybernetics, virtual reality, perception, paranoia

From the observation of the observer, the observer

  Could be described as the German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982) and in many ways a visionary, so this component of his work comes on the line in the world of 1973 again in a special way to wear. This complex film about a fascinating facet of the so-called reality, which was shown at this year’s Berlinale, one under the artistic direction of Michael Ballhaus restored version evokes, in the exploration of illusion and reality, the depths and shallows of basic assumptions and dimensions of human consciousness. Based on the novel Simulacron-3 of the American writer Daniel F. Galouye 1964 Fassbinder designs in this two-parter an eerie scenario to virtuality and simulation, which takes the audience into a whirlwind of illusions, the usual basic assumptions about being in the World perturbieren strong.

After Professor Vollmer (Adrian Hoven) during the management of the project Simulacron 1 is at the Institute of Cybernetics and foresight died suddenly under mysterious circumstances, the scientist Dr. Stiller (Löwitsch Klaus) as his successor. But the preoccupation with the innovative, oversized computer crashes create a mini universe of identities and can construct complex social processes in the future precisely, Dr. Stiller in a shattering sense of crisis, which remains his colleagues not hidden. He begins to engage and emotionally for this virtual world, which still represents only a (supposed) Simultation. The strange events in his perception increase, and above all the unity of identity “Einstein” (Gottfried John donates) with its drive across the borders of their own virtuality, considerable confusion, which soon dominated the entire life of the scientist …
( #) produced by WDR At this incredibly dense film contains a curious theatrical company, which is available in the supporting roles with prominent figures such as filmmaker Ulli Lommel, the pop singer Bruce Low and the former “subversive” Rainer Langhans. Playing with play-realities is through strong images from an atmosphere of smoldering intensity determined, which is compressed by permanently-present elements such as video cameras, mirrors and glass. World skillfully juggles the wire with the complex layers of perception, awareness, design and unmasked an objective reality as an expression of sovereignty of interpretation – a realization that in this universe is initially declared as a delusion that will ultimately be assessed, however, as another variant of reality. In particular, for the time, but still, these philosophical considerations an immensely exciting and stimulating sustainable territory dar.

In the material accompanying the double DVD, which appears as Arthaus Premium Edition, a complete fund is attractive to collateral, which includes the documentation Fassbinder’s “World on a Wire” – Looking ahead to today by Juliane Lorenz, the interview film Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977 covered by Florian Hopf and Maximiliane Mainka and the short films The little chaos and the tramp of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The unpleasing, eccentric director remarked in the interview that he wanted to get rid of the dark, dull sense of being under surveillance constantly, constantly being under observation. This personal paranoia takes place in the world at the wire a particularly intense expression, where the motive of the permanent Observation a very big issue is, the power that ultimately pulls the wires hidden in the processes of monitoring machinery – remains a forceful, gripping as avant-garde film that the modern mainstream has not caught up long ago.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: World on a Wire Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 1973 Length: 204 (Min.) (# Released) at :
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World on a Wire

4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German EAN: 4006680053929 Extras: Booklet, documentary “Fassbinder’s” World on a Wire “- Looking ahead to today” by Juliane Lorenz, short films “The Little Chaos” and “tramp” by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Film Interview “Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977 by Florian Hopf and Maximiliane Mainka, Photo Gallery, Film History Documents

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