"WORLD ON A WIRE is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder (The Marriage of Maria Braun). With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, as well as a flavor entirely his own, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of a reluctant action hero, Fred Stiller (The Odessa File's Klaus Lowitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy. At risk? (Virtual) reality as we know it. Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the weird world of tomorrow from one of cinema's kinkiest geniuses."
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven, Peter Chatel, Eddie Constantine, Ivan Desny, Liselotte Eder, Joachim Hansen, Gottfried John, Elma Karlowa, Christine Kaufman, Peter Kern, Gunter Lamprecht, Rudolf Lenz, Klaus Lowitsch, Christiane Maybach, Peter Moland, El Hedi Ben Salem, Karl Scheydt, Barbara Valentin, Ulli Lommel, Magdalena Montezuma, Kurt Raab, Werner Schroeter, Katrin Schaake, Heinz Meier, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Bruce Low, Walter Sedlmayr, Karl Heinz Vosgerau, Rainer Werner Fassbinder