The Neverending Story

A mysterious book fascinates young Bastian: The Neverending Story. Full of enthusiasm, he takes part in the adventures of its hero Atreyu and in his dangerous mission: He is supposed to save the dreamland Fantastica and its sovereign the Childlike Empress. Soon, however, Bastian must realise that he is more than an uninvolved spectator. And then he finds himself suddenly in Fantastica …
The adventure of his life starts: “Do what you want” is written on the medallion that symbolises limitless power in Fantastica. But what the sentence means Bastian will learn only when it is almost too late. Because his real mission is not to rule Fantastica but to find his way out of it. But how do you leave a realm that has no borders?

With his immortal masterpiece Michael Ende has conquered the hearts of millions all over the world. The epic film adaption was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union at the time of its release.


  • Country: Germany/USA, 1984
  • Produced by: Neue Constantin & Warner Communications
  • Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Music: Klaus Doldinger
  • Cast: Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Tami Stronach and others
  • Length: 97 min.