World on a Wire
World on a Wire
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A beautifully restored and very rare 2-part TV production by Rainer Werner Fassbinder is a science fiction classic that explores the idea of a computer-generated other world, pre-dating The Matrix by 26 years. Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to take computer technology to a new level by creating another world inhabited by computer-generated people or "identity units" that will help to predict future events. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr Stiller becomes his successor. However, he also begins to behave bizarrely. As he begins to dig deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred. In German with English subtitles.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder---1973---Germany---204 mins.

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