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World on a Wire
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Somewhere in the future, a computer project called Simulacron is able to simulate a full featured reality. When project leader Henry Vollmer suddenly dies, his successor Dr. Fred Stiller experiences odd phenomena. There has to be someone behind all this. Could Simulacron be the one responsible?

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Fassbinder’s deep dive into science-fiction is a work of dazzling cinematic inventiveness, exploring with visionary satire the notion of simulacrum through a modern, political angle. Originally made in two parts for television, this futuristic masterpiece was recently rediscovered and restored.