Jusqu'au bout du monde (1992)




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Director Wim Wenders' road movie---set in 1999 as the planet faces annihilation---follows a globe-trotting American (William Hurt) on a mission. Solveig Dommartin. Fitzpatrick: Sam Neill. Hanry: Max von Sydow. Edith: Jeanne Moreau. Philip: Ruiger Volger. Burt: Ernie Dingo. Chico: Chick Ortega. Coauthored by Wim Wenders.
Art House & International , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Solveig Dommartin
as Claire Tourneur
William Hurt
as Trevor Mc Phee
Sam Neill
as Gene Fitzpatrick
Jeanne Moreau
as Edith Farber
Rüdiger Vogler
as Phillip Winter
Solveig Dommartin
as Claire Tourneur
Max von Sydow
as Henry Farber
Chick Ortega
as Chico Remy
Elena Smirnowa
as Krasikova
Eddy Mitchell
as Raymond Monnet
Adelle Lutz
as Makiko
Kuniko Miyake
as Mrs. Mori
Lois Chiles
as Elsa Farber
Diogo Dória
as Receptionist
Naoto Takenaka
as Custodian
Hiroshi Kanbe
as Hotel Guest
Alfred Lynch
as Old Man Alfred
Susan Leith
as Nora Oliveira
Enzo Turrin
as Doctor
Carmen Chaplin
as No character identified
Erika Rabau
as No character identified
Bob Stewart
as No character identified
Nick Cave
as Man Passed out in Bed in first scene
Amália Rodrigues
as Woman in Street Car
Michael Winters
as No character identified
Chishu Ryu
as Mr. Mori
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Critic Reviews for Jusqu'au bout du monde

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Before, one left the theater befuddled; one now leaves the theater equally befuddled but also moved, even genuinely disturbed.

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Village Voice
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Jusqu'au bout du monde


Lots of great ideas and a fantastic use of music. Sadly, I was bored after the first hour and none of the ideas ever fully manifested into anything that warranted the 4 plus hour duration.

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

Normally I prefer a 'director's cut' of a film but this time I'll take the edited down version gladly. Four and a half hours is just too damn long for a road trip drama even if some of the ideas in it are akin to great films like Brainstorm. So 4 stars for the two and a half hour version and barely 3 for the 'test of endurance' version.

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer

This movie is deep in a subtle way, Winders pulls a rabbit out of his hat again with his brilliant filming and a fresh story of 5 unlikely characters following Sam Farber’s (William Hurt) obsession to give the gift of images of his family to his blind mother (Jeanne Moreau – Nikita), as well as to finally prove his worth to his father (Max Von Sydow-everything). While avoiding a bounty hunter in Paris, Sam meets Claire (Solveig Dommartin-Wings of Desire) a character that is hard not to fall in love with as her four charmed followers display, one of which is her ex-boyfriend (Sam Neill – Jurassic Park) who wants to discredit Sam so he can win her back; this chance meeting leads to a delightful romantic cat and mouse game across the globe with Claire chasing Sam. Finally reaching the Australian desert they will all discover if their effort, work, intentions, and illusions were with it, as a falling nuclear satellite is shot out of orbit by a US missile. The soundtrack is wonderfully inserted into each chapter of the story featuring artist like Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., U2, Lou Reed, Talking Heads, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, and more. Do to American audiences desire for shorter films the US release version is 2 hours shorter than the Director’s/German release, both are wonderful films but if you like longer films its definitely worth the time if you can find it. Run times: US -158m, EU – 179m, DC or GRM/ITL – 280m

Ernest Eddy
Ernest Eddy

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