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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.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Warner Home Video

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Cast

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

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.

Full Review… | September 3, 2015
Village Voice
Top Critic

What appears to be a cosmopolitan picaresque moves from moment to moment to momentousness,.. Wenders' dream is only just now released in an integral, near-5-hour walkabout... A great and poetic and caring film has arrived at last.

Full Review… | November 18, 2015
Newcity

Watching it now, even with its dull patches, it seems like a miracle.

Full Review… | August 27, 2015

Much of Wenders' sprawling saga is absurd, and some of it pretentious, yet set in 199, this film, like all of his previous work, raises interesting questions about the role of modern technology and its impact on identity and interpersonal communication.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
EmanuelLevy.Com

Thought-provoking romp by German film director Wim Wenders, a global hopping cinematic philisopher.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Contains a few spectacular moments, but feels misguided overall.

April 4, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Jusqu'au bout du monde

½

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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