THE END OF THE WORLD
Director of Photography:
U2, Talking Heads,
Lou Reed, T-Bone Burnett, Peter Gabriel, Can, Elvis
Costello, Crime and the City Solution, Robbie Robertson
and Blue Nile, Patti Smith and Fred Smith, R.E.M., Depeche
Mode, Daniel Lanois, Neneh Cherry, Nick Cave and the
Bad Seeds, Jane Siberry with K.D. Lang
Max von Sydow
1989 Gildepreis in Gold for Best
Road Movies Filmproduktion/Berlin
179 min. Director's Cut: 270 min.
Until the End of the World
Until The End of the World is
an odyssey for the modern age. As with Homer's Odyssey,
the purpose of the journey is to restore sight --
a spiritual reconciliation between an obsessed father
and a deserted son. Dr. Farber, in trying to find
a cure for his wife's blindness, has created a device
that allows the user to send images directly to the
brain, enabling the blind to see.
creation and operation of such a machine is in stark
contrast to a deteriorating global situation, where
the continued existence
of mankind is under threat from a nuclear powered
satellite that is falling toward earth.
Until The End of the World is a tale
of love and hope -- a metaphor for
the journey we must
all take toward our future…
the ultimate road movie.