Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt)
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Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt)
Wim Wenders's sprawling cyberpunk noir epic -- shot in no less than nine different countries -- is set in 1999 and stars Solveig Dommartin as Claire, a young Frenchwoman who comes into contact with a large sum of money stolen during a bank heist; in her travels she picks up a mysterious American hitchhiker (William Hurt), who himself steals some of the money before parting from her company. Upon discovering the theft, Claire sets out on his trail, with both a Hammett-styled German private eye (Rudiger Vogler) as well as her former lover, a novelist portrayed by Sam Neill, in tow. The… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Much of Wenders' sprawling saga is absurd, and some of it pretentious, yet set in 199, this film, like all of his previous work, raises interesting questions about the role of modern technology and its impact on identity and interpersonal communication."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Long, slow, and pretentious"
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Thought-provoking romp by German film director Wim Wenders, a global hopping cinematic philisopher."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A bit lumpy (with so much left on the cutting room floor, that was probably inescapable), but it's the kind of glorious lumpiness that only comes from a great filmmaker."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Contains a few spectacular moments, but feels misguided overall."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The material looks tailor-made for a whimsical fantasy but Wenders has a curiously practical approach"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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