World on A Wire

World on A Wire

Downloadable Video - 2016
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World on a Wire is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy. At risk? (Virtual) reality as we know it. Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow from one of cinema's kinkiest geniuses.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2016
Criterion Collection/Janus Films,, 1973
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (214 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound

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