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Until the End of the World (1991)

Bis ans Ende der Welt (original title)
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In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Claire Tourneur
Pietro Falcone ... Mario
Enzo Turrin ... Arzt
Chick Ortega ... Chico Rémy
... Raymond Monnet
... Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee
Adelle Lutz ... Makiko
... Burt
Jean-Charles Dumay ... Automechaniker
... Eugene Fitzpatrick
Ernest Berk ... Anton Farber
Christine Oesterlein ... Irina Farber
... Phillip Winter
Diogo Dória ... Hotelportier
Amália Rodrigues ... Frau in Strassenbahn (as Amalia Rodrigues)
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Storyline

Set in 1999, a woman (Dommartin) has a car accident with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the bank money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law (Hurt), an American who is being chased by the CIA. The charges are false, he claims. They want to confiscate a device his father invented which allows anyone to record their dreams and vision. On the run from both the bank robbers and the CIA, the couple span the globe, ending up in Australia at his father's (von Sydow) research facility, where they hope to play back the recordings Hurt captured for his blind mother. Set in the futuristic year of 1999, a subplot about a damaged Indian nuclear satellite crashing and causing the end of civilization is a puzzling addition to the film. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Until the End of the World  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$752,856
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(director's cut) | (1991 European cut)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Willem Dafoe was originally pursued for the William Hurt part. See more »

Goofs

When Bert is shown as the guitarist in Chico's impromptu band for the first time, he hands the guitar to the green-shirted man on the bridge while the rest of the band keeps playing. But when the scene cuts to a different angle, Bert is still playing the guitar. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Fitzpatrick: What do you do?
Karl: I'm a genius.
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Referenced in Cinemania (2002) See more »

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Blood of Eden
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find a way to see the 4 hour and 40 minute version
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I don't know how often this film has been shown in its original length (4hr40min), but this version is clearly superior to the shorter film released in theaters. I was able to see it at screening in NYC. Simply put, there's a layer of resolution and contextuality that is seriously lacking in the edited version.


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