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Until the End of the World (1991) Poster

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It took 14 years and $23 million for Wim Wenders to bring his vision to the screen, shooting in 15 different cities in seven different countries on four different continents.
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Wenders pitched his story idea to Australian author Peter Carey, hoping that Carey would write the screenplay. It took him six hours to tell Carey the story.
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It was only after "Wings of Desire" turned out to be a sleeper hit, that Wim Wenders was able to get funding for this film.
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Wenders' original cut for the film came in at eight hours long.
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'Wim Wender''s original rough cut for this film was twenty hours long ("It will never be seen!").
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The filming was done with a core group of talent, picking up new crews and production personnel in new locations as they traveled around the world.
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The money just ran out to shoot in China, so actress Solveig Dommartin and one camera person surreptitiously shot the Chinese scenes in the film (seen on VideoFax in Paris by Eugene) completely on their own.
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Wenders sent out a call to his favorite musicians for original compositions for the film and received so much good music he decided not to choose a winner but to use it all. Wenders later admitted without a hint of regret that it was a decision that locked him into epic length.
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When filming ended, Wenders confessed, his producers had to literally pull the plug on him for his own good because he wanted to take the film to a conclusion in the African Congo. There, the Pygmies' "dream music" would have brought his characters and themes full circle. As it is, he hit every continent in the film except Africa and South America.
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Features a car with a frighteningly prescient version of a satellite navigation system.
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