Until the End of the World

Until the End of the World

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.

Until the End of the World
  • Until the End of the World

    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...

Extras

  • UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD Introduction

    Wim Wenders introduces his science-fiction epic.

  • Till the End of the World: Wim Wenders

    The following interview with Wim Wenders, in which the director revisits UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD’s soundtrack album, was recorded in New York City in August 2019.

  • Wim Wenders and David Byrne

    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.

  • UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD Deleted Scenes

    Presented here are thirty minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes from UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD, assembled by director Wim Wenders.

  • The Song

    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.

  • Wim Wenders on UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD

    The following interview with UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD director Wim Wenders was conducted by journalist Roger Willemsen in 2001.

  • Wim Wenders in Tokyo

    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.

  • Up-Down Under Roma

    In this interview from 1993, UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD director Wim Wenders recounts his experiences visiting and working in Australia.