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Title Welt am Draht = World on a wire / Janus Films ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; ein Film von Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Buch, Fritz Müller-Scherz und Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Produktion, Peter Märthesheimer, Alexander Wesemann ; eine Sendung des WDR.

Publication Info. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Cataloging Department  DVD SERIES WORLD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  GER DVD WORLD DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (212 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
digital optical mono rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series Criterion collection ; 598
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 598.
System Details DVD; region 1 ; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; PCM mono.
Language German dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Cast Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Karl-Heinz Vosgerau, Wolfgang Schenck, Günter Lamprecht, Ulli Lommel, Adrian Hoven, Ivan Desny, Joachim Hansen, Kurt Raab, Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven, Gottfried John, Rudolf Lenz, Lieselotte Eder, Heinz Meier, Peter Chatel, Rainer Hauer, Ernst Künsters, Elhedi Ben Salem, Karl Scheydt, Solange Pradel, Bruce Low, Elma Karlowa, Maryse Dellannoy, Werner Schroeter, Magdalena Montezuma, Christine Kaufmann, Rainer Langhans, Corinna Brocher, Dora Karras-Frank, Katrin Schaake, Peter Gauhe, Christiane Maybach, Walter, Sedlmayr, Eddie Constantine
Credits Music, Gottfried Hüngsberg ; editors, Marie Anne Gerhardt, Ursula Elles ; directors of photography, Michael Ballhaus, Ullrich Prinz ; costume design, Gabriele Pillon ; production design, Kurt Raab, Horst Giese, Walter Koch.
Note Based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye.
Booklet features an essay by film critic Ed Halter.
Originally produced by Westdeutscher Rundfunk for release on German television in 1973.
Summary The noir-spiked tale of a reluctant action hero, a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy substituting simulations for reality.
Note Special features: Disc 1: Interview with Gerd Gemünden; Trailer. Disc 2: Fassbinder's "World on a wire": looking ahead to today (a 50 minute documentary by Juliane Lorenz).
Subject Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- Drama.
Virtual reality -- Drama.
Welt am Draht (Television program)
Galouye, Daniel F. -- Television adaptations.
Genre/Form Science fiction television programs.
Made-for-TV movies.
Television adaptations.
Fiction television programs.
Television programs -- Germany (West)
Foreign language television programs -- German.
Added Author Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982, television director, screenwriter.
Müller-Scherz, Fritz, screenwriter.
Märthesheimer, Peter, 1937-2004, television producer.
Wesemann, Alexander, television producer.
Löwitsch, Klaus, 1936-2002, actor.
Valentin, Barbara, 1940-2002, actor.
Rabben, Mascha, actor.
Vosgerau, Karl Heinz, 1927-2021 actor.
Schenck, Wolfgang, actor.
Lamprecht, Günter, 1930- actor.
Lommel, Ulli, actor.
Hoven, Adrian, actor.
Desny, Ivan, actor.
Hansen, Joachim, 1931- actor.
Raab, Kurt, 1941-1988, actor, production designer.
Carstensen, Margit, 1940- actor.
Caven, Ingrid, actor.
John, Gottfried, 1942-2014, actor.
Lenz, Rudolf, 1920-1987, actor.
Chatel, Peter, -1986, actor.
Ben Salem, El Hedi, actor.
Scheydt, Karl, actor.
Low, Bruce, 1913-1990, actor.
Karlowa, Elma, 1932-1994, actor.
Schroeter, Werner, 1945-2010, actor.
Montezuma, Magdalena, 1943-1984, actor.
Kaufmann, Christine, 1945- actor.
Langhans, Rainer, 1940- actor.
Schaake, Katrin, actor.
Sedlmayr, Walter, actor.
Constantine, Eddie, 1917-1993, actor.
Hüngsberg, Gottfried, composer (expression)
Gerhardt, Marie Anne, editor of moving image work.
Elles, Ursula, editor of moving image work.
Ballhaus, Michael, 1935-2017 director of photography.
Prinz, Ullrich, director of photography.
Pillon, Gabriele, costume designer.
Giese, Horst, production designer.
Koch, Walter, production designer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Galouye, Daniel F. Simulacron-3.
Halter, Ed, writer of added commentary.
Gemünden, Gerd, 1959- interviewee.
Lorenz, Juliane, film director.
Janus Films, presenter.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, presenter.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, broadcaster.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Title on container: World on a wire
ISBN 9781604655469
Standard No. 715515092111
Music No. CC2117D The Criterion Collection
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