World on a Wire (1973)

World on a Wire (1973)


Join Juli Majer at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library for the second of two sessions in this semester’s science fiction viewing series.

World on a Wire is a 1973 science fiction television serial directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Cybernetics and Future Science’s new supercomputer hosts a simulation program that includes an artificial world with over 9,000 “identity units” who live as human beings, unaware that their world is just a simulation. Professor Vollmer, the technical director of the program, is apparently on the verge of an incredible secret discovery. He becomes increasingly agitated and anti-social before dying in a mysterious accident. World on a Wire delves into a world where virtual realities and paranoid conspiracies collide and combine to make a dystopian science fiction epic.

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British Columbia Arts CouncilProvince of British Columbia