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The NeverEnding Story

Original title
Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story)
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Director
Screenwriter
Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel (Novel: Michael Ende)
Music
Klaus Doldinger (Theme: Giorgio Moroder)
Cinematography
Jost Vacano
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Germany - West Germany (FRG)-United States; Neue Constantin Film / Bavaria Studios / Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) / Bavaria Film / Producers Sales Organization / Warner Bros.
Genre
Fantasy. Kids. Adventure | Dragons. Family-friendly. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
The Neverending Story | Michael Ende Adaptations
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Synopsis / Plot
The German Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, In the Line of Fire) made his first English-language film with this 1984 fantasy about a boy (Barret Oliver) visualizing the stories of a book he's reading. The imagined tale involves another boy, a warrior (Noah Hathaway), and his efforts to save the empire of Fantasia from a nemesis called the Nothing. Whether or not the scenario sticks in the memory, what does linger are the unique effects, which are not quite like anything else. Plenty of good fairy-tale characters and memorable scenes, and the film even encourages kids to read the best-seller from Michael Ende.
Awards
1985: Academy of Sc-Fi, Fantasy & Horror, USA: Best Young Actor (Hathaway)
1985: Fantasporto: Nominated for Best Film
1985: German Film Awards: Best Production Design
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