Directed by Wim Wenders • 1991 • Germany, France, Australia
Starring William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Sam Neill
Conceived as the ultimate road movie, this decades-in-the-making science-fiction epic from Wim Wenders follows the restless Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) across continents as she pursues a mysterious stranger (William Hurt) in possession of a device that can make the blind see and bring dream images to waking life. With an eclectic soundtrack that gathers a host of the director’s favorite musicians, along with gorgeous cinematography by Robby Müller, this breathless adventure in the shadow of Armageddon takes its heroes to the ends of the earth and into the oneiric depths of their own souls. Presented here in its triumphant 287-minute director’s cut, UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD assumes its rightful place as Wenders’ magnum opus, a cosmic ode to the pleasures and perils of the image and a prescient meditation on cinema’s digital future.
Wim Wenders and David Byrne on UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
The following interview with Wim Wenders and David Byrne, in which the friends and collaborators revisit UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD's soundtrack album and Byrne's contribution to it, was recorded in New York City in August 2019.
This 1991 documentary by Uli M Schueppel follows the recording process over three days and nights of “(I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, as featured on the UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD soundtrack album.
This 1990 Japanese film follows director Wim Wenders and Sean Naughton, the high-definition-video designer on UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD, in Tokyo, and details the creation of the film’s groundbreaking high-definition sequences.