World on a Wire is a dystopian science-fiction film which follows Fred Stiller, a cybernetics engineer as he uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy involving a virtual reality computer project. Originally made for German television, this three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow.

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  1. Daniel F. Galouye


  2. Rainer Werner Fassbinder


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  1. Klaus Löwitsch

    Klaus Löwitsch

    Fred Stiller

  2. Barbara Valentin

    Barbara Valentin

    Gloria Fromm

  3. KV

    Karl-Heinz Vosgerau

    Herbert Siskins

  4. WS

    Wolfgang Schenck

    Franz Hahn

  5. Günter Lamprecht

    Günter Lamprecht

    Fritz Walfang

  6. Ulli Lommel

    Ulli Lommel

    Rupp, Journalist

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Original Title Welt am Draht

Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 3h 33m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 14, 1973
    16, Theatrical



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