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The Third Generation (1979)

Cast: Margit Carstensen, Margit Carstensen, Eddie Constantine, more...
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Tango Entertainment
Genre: Comedies, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 127 min.
Languages: German
Subtitles: English
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German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder both directed and photographed The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation). Displaying a sense of humor that can most kindly be described as perverse, Fassbinder follows the exploits of a group of well-heeled German terrorists. Without truly taking sides, the director demonstrates how the terrorists are essentially shooting themselves in the foot. The more havoc they spread, the tighter the government restrictions against other radicals. Eddie Constantine, the sang-froid leading man of many a Lemmy Caution espionage film, is ironically cast in The Third Generation. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

kick out the jams by cammelltoe April 24, 2007 - 11:04 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
featuring performances and set design dialed just slightly below hysterical and an awesomely odd discordant soundtrack from peer raben competing with the constant noise of television and radio, this is clear-eyed confrontational cinema at it's best. we follow the actions of an arch bourgie/intellectual terroist cell as they get increasingly more "militant" in berlin. as usual in fassbinder, the upper middle class get the sharp side of the whip. it helps to have a fly on the wall understanding of german politics in the immeadiate post baader-meinhof period, but not essential to enjoying the film, which in addition to fassbinder's characteristically intelligent genre facelifting and visual bravura, boasts some great berlin location work and fun performances from bulle ogier, hanna schygulla,udo kier and good sport eddie constantine. recommended!

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