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Depeche Mode in
Bis ans Ende der Welt (aka, Until the End of the World)

Wim Wenders is a premier filmmaker whom I have great respect for. It doesn't hurt that he has featured two of my favourite bands for this soundtrack. BEW is a rollicking exploration of an Earth about to suffer a great catastrophe. For the film, Wim apparently asked people to write a piece of music for their bands ten years in the future. Some wonderful music came about because of this. This film is really a keeper, and if you get the chance, try to see the five-hour long director's cut of it.

Death's Door has only been released in the original form on this soundtrack. The song is used about three-quarters of the way through the film. It doesn't seem to match up with anything happening at that point in time on-screen, but it does seem to fit in with the overall feel of the movie. The film is rather well known and should be available at most video stores. The soundtrack features REM, U2, and the Talking Heads, and should be readily available.

Bis ans Ende der Welt


Wim Wenders

Produced by:
Jonathan T. Taplin

Internet Movie Database Entry:
Bis ans Ende der Welt

Depeche Mode song used:
Death's Door


Set in 1999, a woman (Dommartin) has a car accident with some bank robbers, who befriend and enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law (Hurt), an American who is being chased by the CIA. The charges are false, he says, that they want to confiscate a device his father has invented which allows you to record your dreams and vision. On the run from the bank robbers and the CIA, they span the globe, ending up in Australia at the research facility of his father (von Sydow), where they hope to be able to play back the recordings Hurt has made to his blind mother. (Ed Sutton)

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