The Neverending Story
The Boston Globe's Michael Blowen termed the movie "so wonderfully appropriate to children that it seems to have been made by kids. But there is enough artistic merit in the tale to enchant adults equally."
Looking back today, it's clear that THE NEVERENDING STORY succeeds most powerfully indeed as this 'dual track' – styled fantasy that Blowen hints at. On one hand, this is a genre film starring children and intended for children; alive with adventure, whimsy and excitement. On another level all together, however, adults can enjoy the film because it cleverly references (albeit symbolically) the vicissitudes of adult life.
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Children's tickets available for kids up to 14 years for this film. Please bear in mind when purchasing.
Cast: Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Tami Stronach, Tilo Prückner, Deep Roy
Screenplay: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Original von / by: Michael Ende
Director of Photography: Jost Vacano
Film Editor: Jane Seitz
Composer: Klaus Doldinger
Production Designer: Rolf Zehebauer, Ul de Rico
Costume Design: Diemut Remy
Sound: Ed Parente, Chris Price
Producer: Bernd Eichinger
Co-Producer: Prof. Dr. Günter Rohrbach, Dieter Geissler
Production Company: Neue Constantin Film Produktion GmbH
World Sales: Lionsgate
Distributor: Constantin Film Verleih GmbH
Director: Wolfgang Petersen