The NeverEnding Story

Running away from school bullies, 10-year-old Bastian hid in an old bookshop, where he found a mysterious book, adorned with ornaments. Opening it, Bastian was in a fantastic world of Ghost running snails, flying dogs, wingless Dragons fun, mischievous elves and walking quarry named Comnenus. But a magical land of Fantasy and its ruler, the Girl-Empress, threatens terrible attack called Nothing generated by the "unfulfilled dreams". Save the Fantasy can only young warrior Atreyu and the power of imagination is extraordinary dreamer Bastian...

  • Wolfgang Petersen

  • Herman Weigel
  • Wolfgang Petersen
  • Michael Ende

Release Date: 1984-04-05
themoviedb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: DE
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:02m
  • Budget: $27,000,000
  • Revenue: $20,158,808
Gusty Nat
27 November 2007 | 01:16

It is difficult to imagine that Wolfgang Petersen, the Director of such action — films "Troy" and"Poseidon" when — a long time ago put the picture, which is not have any bit of his current creations. She told the girls and boys all over the world with an amazing country in which I live talking dragons and giants that eat the stone, brave children and their Queen, where smooth warming light on the eternal Tower of the ivory where you can get any — the main thing to want.

It is no secret that this film is only half the book is a wonderful storyteller Michael ende. But perhaps it is the only case (children's literature), and when film the book is equally good.

Kids game — the actors are simply amazing. And so very sorry that are on various reasons, now is not be removed. Guys and their cinema heroes: one, indivisible. Petersen wizard. He was able to find those Atreyu and Bastian, on which are described in the book (available in mind the maximum similarity of their characters; and it would be incredibly difficult — find Zelenikovo boy on the role of Atreyu).

Only Petersen could find the role of Children's Queen, the girl of the Iran. And will come with me to ask: why so far to go? Because this country has long been a lived a Princess.
"The neverending story" I read and watched many times. But why — always to her and wants to return. So she really endless, because there is no Fantasy boundaries. And I believe it.

Kristina Uella
21 May 2006 | 12:45

When I watched this movie in childhood, hit different exotic characters and special effects. Now himself affects the spirit of the movie, piercing you to the core, causing goosebumps on body awakens the warmest feelings...

There is, after all how would not tried Directors, to create such a masterpiece is unlikely to somebody succeed! A question that has long tormented me: what is the time then was such a romantic, at which was filmed so many beautiful, emotional films? In than secret?..

Kylen Ventura
18 December 2011 | 06:12

In early childhood I had a videotape on dad with TV recorded "the neverending story". I was so small that not particularly pondered no in the film's title nor the essence of what is happening. I just remember that many times I dreamt of the Girl-Empress in the night garden, where cicadas crackled, and she was doing other people's wishes — True desires. It is strange that then I still read "the Infinite book" and didn't know the Girl-Empress called Zlatovlaska Lady Desires. I began to dream about this book — the book that will take you to Fantasy. the main character, strong and courageous, be you, and you will. World this consumed me so much so that without writing the stories I do not could, and the Ivory Tower has always been one of important for me characters.

One day my dream I was coming home from library this "Infinite book" in his hands. Just for the cover is adorned AURINA FAL'kor (Fujur) with Atreyu on the back. I just not then knew book really is endless and ideas, it passed, would take me so many years.

The book is fabulous, figurative language describes, roughly speaking, an endless path of self-knowledge and samoopredeleniya. She is so deep that you wonder how the author hid so much wisdom in a seemingly children's story. Then, when I finally found and watched the movie of the childhood, it was very disappointing to see that in the film these ideas are really something, there is only a faint echo, it is possible to tell, a faint shadow. About the say nothing, she just want to forget, so obviously there abuse concept.

However, the assessment of mine — 10 of the 10. Why?

From the movie I learned the word Fantasy. With him I learned to Dream, to invent stories, thanks to him I flew on the Dragon of Happiness, cut off from the clutches of the Swamp of Despair, walked past the sphinxes (o, as well I happened!), went through the boundless NOTHINGNESS to the Girl-the Empress cried her name out There... I saw AURIN, to recognize it value, to fully immerse yourself in the idea of Infinity and then wear it image yourself. Maybe if not that a fairy tale, I wouldn't read the book and would not come to, what came. Maybe if not this film, it would have been differently it would be quite a different story.

And Yes, he really teaches you to dream. If you haven't have grown enough to consider dreams and fantasies of empty nonsense, the film may be for you is endless as to cause the Infinite book that will open your ideas, which concerned many philosophers as strange as it sounds. And it pass all test ourselves, create for one night the forest that was always, forget yourself, and come back clean and updated the living water in his hands. The film is Petersen, despite all of his gross deficiencies in than the original source, the beginning of this journey, and the beginning of a beautiful.

10 of 10

How long is The NeverEnding Story?
1h 42m
How much has The NeverEnding Story made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are $20,158,808.
How much did it cost to make The NeverEnding Story?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $27,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The NeverEnding Story?
This tv-show was directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
What is the genre of The NeverEnding Story?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family.
Who starred in The NeverEnding Story?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Noah Hathaway, Chris Eastman, Darryl Cooksey.
When was The NeverEnding Story released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1984-04-05.