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form y separately published work icon Until the End of the World single work   film/TV   science fiction  
Alternative title: Bis ans Ende der Welt
Note: Based on an original idea by Wim Wenders and Solveig Dommartin.
Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Until the End of the World
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The year is 1999. On the road to Paris and trapped in a traffic jam as the inhabitants of major cities flee the news of an out-of-control nuclear satellite, a disillusioned woman, Claire Tourneur, encounters Trevor McPhee, a mysterious stranger who is on a dangerous secret mission for his scientist father. When he suddenly disappears, Claire embarks on an obsessive search for him that takes her to the far corners of the earth.

The film is part mystery, part science-fiction. The device that the stranger carries is at first a mysterious object, and its strong attraction to various government agencies and bounty hunters is unexplained. When the disaster feared from the beginning does strike the planet, as an out-of-control nuclear satellite is shot down in orbit, the device becomes a comfort and an addiction for humanity, stripped as they are of their usual electronic conveniences after the satellite's destruction.

Notes

  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozwu8XxQ-dI (Sighted: 13/7/2012)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Form: screenplay
      1989 .
      Extent: 139p.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • 5th Draft, dated 13/8/89

      Holdings

      Held at: RMIT University Library

Works about this Work

From Aboriginal Australia to German Autumn : On the West German Reception of Thirteen ‘Films from Black Australia’ Andrew W. Hurley , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 3 no. 3 2009; (p. 251-263)
'This article examines some aspects of the West German reception of a series of Australian films about Aborigines - including Peter Weir's The Last Wave (1977), Phillip Noyce's Backroads (1977) and Michael Edols' Lalai and Floating (1973 and 1975) - which were shown in Germany and elsewhere in Europe in 1978 and 1979. It explains how these films came to be shown in Europe, how and why they caught the imagination of German reviewers and film-makers at the time, and how they themselves contributed to the begetting of several German films on Aboriginal themes - including Nina Gladitz's documentary Das Uran gehört der Regenbogenschlange (The Uranium Belongs to the Rainbow Serpent) (1979), Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) and Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World (1991).' (Author's abstract)
On the Beach, Until the End of the World Peter Hutchings , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Asia : Cultural Transactions 1997; (p. 20-32)
Untitled Ann Nugent , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , April no. 118 1993; (p. 12)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
On the Road to the End of the World Dougal Macdonald , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 1993; (p. 27)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
On a Jumbled Run Around the World 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 6 February 1993; (p. 13)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
Story Too Ambitious 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 October 1992; (p. 46)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
Long and Winding Road Movie Shane Danielsen , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 October 1992; (p. 3s)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
Films Neil Jillett , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 November 1992; (p. 16)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
Acerbic Best Hunter Cordaiy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , November no. 48 1992; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
On a Jumbled Run Around the World 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 6 February 1993; (p. 13)

— Review of Until the End of the World Peter Carey , 1989 single work film/TV
On the Beach, Until the End of the World Peter Hutchings , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Asia : Cultural Transactions 1997; (p. 20-32)
From Aboriginal Australia to German Autumn : On the West German Reception of Thirteen ‘Films from Black Australia’ Andrew W. Hurley , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 3 no. 3 2009; (p. 251-263)
'This article examines some aspects of the West German reception of a series of Australian films about Aborigines - including Peter Weir's The Last Wave (1977), Phillip Noyce's Backroads (1977) and Michael Edols' Lalai and Floating (1973 and 1975) - which were shown in Germany and elsewhere in Europe in 1978 and 1979. It explains how these films came to be shown in Europe, how and why they caught the imagination of German reviewers and film-makers at the time, and how they themselves contributed to the begetting of several German films on Aboriginal themes - including Nina Gladitz's documentary Das Uran gehört der Regenbogenschlange (The Uranium Belongs to the Rainbow Serpent) (1979), Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) and Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World (1991).' (Author's abstract)
Gothic Splendour : Peter Carey Returns to a Junkyard Landscape of Old Barry Oakley , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 July 1991; (p. rev 1)
Open Book Candida Baker , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 13 January 1990; (p. 42-46) The West Australian Magazine , 3 March 1990; (p. 20-21,23)
Making of a Literary Lion Peter Huck , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 October 1988; (p. 82)
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