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Welt am Draht 

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Mini-Series (1973– )
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Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

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Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His successor Dr. Fred Stiller experiences odd phenomena. A good friend, Guenther Lause, disappears in the middle of a conversation and a week later nobody has ever heard of him. And those fits of dizzyness - Stiller cannot believe himself to be fool. There has to be an explanation for all this. Could Simulacron have something to do with it? Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

14 October 1973 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

World on a Wire See more »

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Budget:

DEM 950,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the novel "Simulacron-3" by Daniel F. Galouye. See more »

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In the second part of the film, the scene at Fred's cabin: When the camera moves surrounds the cabin, at one point the shadow of the camera is clearly projected on the wooden wall. See more »

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Fred Stiller: You know about the sabotage during my hook-up. But that a cop who'd interviewed me once - forgot, and interrogated me again - that you don't know. Or, that the other night everything, the streets, lights, disappeared for a few seconds - that you don't konw. Nor can you imagine the dizzy spells and depression.
Franz Hahn: I see. A street vanished and then reappeared?
Fred Stiller: Yes!
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Very interesting topic and a good reflection of the 70´s life style
26 September 1999 | by Bubu-5See all my reviews

When I saw this film the first time I was very impressed concerning the kind of atmosphere the director creates. It is also very interesting to see how they imagine the near future in the year 1974. If you see the film you will see a lot of sets and customs which are called freaky and modern again today.

The topic of the film deals with the old question "What is real and what is illusion?". If you see "The Matrix" you will find a lot of similarities. But the two films are not comparable at all because "Welt am Draht" is art and "The Matrix" is entertainment. If prefer the first one.

Unfortunately I lost my video copy of it.


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