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About The Neverending Story:
The Neverending Story is an epic German-American fantasy film based on the novel of the same name written by Michael Ende. The film was directed and co-written by Wolfgang Peterson (his first English-language film) and starred Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway and Tami Stronach. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film produced outside of the US or Russia.
Pursued by bullies, dreamy Bastian, 10, flees into a used book store where a strange leather-bound volume attracts him. The owner warns him away from it, explaining that it is dangerous: once entering its world, the reader cannot escape. Bastian borrows the now irresistable book and hides in the school attic. He reads of a beautiful, doomed land named Fantasia, and a brave boy desperately anointed by the princess to stop its mysterious ongoing destruction. Drawn into young Atreyu's quest, Bastian discovers astonished that the Fantasians can hear Bastian scream and see Bastian in mirrors. Where is Fantasia, and where is he? Can Atreyu save Fantasia, or is the princess really summoning Bastian himself?
Directed by Wolfgang Peterson.
Rated PG, 102 minutes.
The Never Ending Story - Trailer
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