World on a Wire

Friday, July 22, 2011 - Thursday, August 11, 2011

High-definition digital restoration

Fassbinder’s long-unavailable, dystopic science-fiction epic is a gloriously cracked, boundlessly inventive take on future paranoia — the noir-spiked tale of a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate and governmental conspiracy. Shown in a new, high-def restoration overseen by Fassbinder’s longtime DP Michael Ballhaus, this is the best the master’s satiric and surreal vision of the weird world of tomorrow has ever looked.

Shown with an intermission. Please note: prices for this special engagement are $12 IFC Center members, $17 general admission, $13 seniors and children

  • Country Germany
  • Language In German with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1973
  • Running Time 205 minutes
  • Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder