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The Third Generation (1979)
"Die dritte Generation" (original title)

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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Harry Baer ...
Rudolf Mann
Hark Bohm ...
Gerhard Gast
Margit Carstensen ...
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P. J. Lurz
Jürgen Draeger ...
Hans Vielhaber
Raúl Gimenez ...
Paul
Claus Holm ...
Opa Gast
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Franz Walsch
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Edgar Gast
Bulle Ogier ...
Hilde Krieger
Lilo Pempeit ...
Mutter Gast
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Y Sa Lo ...
Ilse Hoffmann
Vitus Zeplichal ...
Bernhard von Stein
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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. Released in 1979, largely unavailable until 2004. International kapitalist PJ Lurz's secretary is a gang member, while her Polizeikommissar father-in-law/lover hired Lurz' corporate security force. Written by David Stevens

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9 September 1980 (USA)  »

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DEM 800,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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A film projectionist in Hamburg was beaten unconscious while screening this film and a theater in Frankfurt was besiege by youths attempting to use acid to destroy the print. See more »

Quotes

Petra Vielhaber: I'd like to be called Michaela Angela Martinez.
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Crazy Credits

Eine Komödie in 6 Teilen / um Gesellschaftsspiele / voll Spannung, Erregung und Logik / Grausamkeit und Wahnsinn / ähnlich den Märchen / die man Kindern erzählt / ihr Leben zum Tod ertragen zu helfen. See more »

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References Solaris (1972) See more »

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Purety in ugly time
19 August 2011 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

For me, "The Third Generation" was not a good/beautiful film but an interesting experience.

A piece of Proust's madeleine, way in a lost time, rediscovering of images, a catharsis form.

The story of these wayward terrorists is the Edmondo de Amicis Cuore's experience. Same message, same innocence and trip.

The story is picture of a brutal time. I saw looking this film, not only for the location of action, moments of blessed father Vincent Eugene Bossilkoff, a Bulgarian member of Congregation of the Passion, martyred on November 11, 1952 by Communist regime. I saw the shadow of a hated era and forms of resistance against the evil.

Maybe, this film is a masterpiece. Or a boring show about strange gestures and facts. For "free world", the crimes of East Europe are, in fact, only form of fiction. In essence, in the deep of souls of many people, the Communism is not ghost, traumatic event or sadistic game. Like butchers or victims, it is a eternal illness. Dust in blood's composition, memories of weak power and fear.

So, Hans Vielhaber's character is not a boy with a great mission but the face of purity in an ugly time.


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