World on a Wire (2010)

World on a Wire
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 3hr 25mins.
Genres Crime, Sci-Fi, Foreign
Keywords crime, death, science, technology
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Fritz Mueller Scherz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Marie Anne Gerhardt Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gabriele Pillon Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Gottfried Hungsberg Music n/a 120781 8000001
Peter Maarthesheimer Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alexander Wesemann Producer n/a 3 3000001
Karl-Heinz Vosgerau Actor Herbert Siskins 1 1000003
Mascha Rabben Actor Eva Vollmer 1 1000002
Adrian Hoven Actor Prof. Henri Vollmer 1 1000004
Ivan Desny Actor Gunther Lause 1 1000005
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Director n/a 2 2000001
Barbara Valentin Actor Gloria Fromm 1 1000006
Klaus Lowitsch Actor Fred Stiller 1 1000001
Synopsis
Somewhere in the future, there is a computer project called Simulacron which can simulate a full-featured reality. The simulation is an artificially constructed world, made up of "identity units" with human thoughts, emotions and behaviors, created in order to predict the real-world needs of the future. When suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer commits suicide, he is replaced by scientist Fred Stiller. As time passes, Stiller experiences odd phenomena and he becomes increasingly paranoid as he tries to uncover the reason behind his coworker's death. At the same time, he is unnerved by the sudden disappearance of a good friend who everyone but him seems to have immediately forgotten.