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Kamikaze 89 (1982)
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In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Polizeileutnant Jansen
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Anton
Boy Gobert ...
Konzernchef
Arnold Marquis ...
Polizeipräsident
Richy Müller ...
Neffe
Nicole Heesters ...
Barbara
Brigitte Mira ...
Personaldirektorin
Jörg Holm ...
Vizepräsident
Hans Wyprächtiger ...
Zerling
Petra Jokisch ...
Elena Farr
Andreas Mannkopff ...
Wechselschichtregisseur
Ute Koska ...
Polizeiärztin (as Ute Fitz-Koska)
Frank Ripploh ...
Gangster
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Polizist
Christoph Baumann ...
Kriminalpolizist
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In the near future where "the combine" controls television and news, a bomb threat brings super cop Jansen to the combine's headquarters. Nothing happens, but his boss gives him four days to solve the hoax. Odd things occur: on day one there's a murder at the combine; vague references to the combine's enemy, Krysmopompas, appear; the nephew of the combine's boss confesses to the bomb threat, although he didn't do it. Jansen stays focused, interviewing employees who received special awards (printed on the paper used for the bomb threat). Is he onto something big or was the bomb threat just a prank? And what is this 31st floor rumored hidden in the 30-story combine headquarters? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This was the final acting role for Rainer Werner Fassbinder. See more »

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The movie claims 27 September 1989 to be a Monday, but that day was a Wednesday. (The movie plays in 1989, as the title and a spoken intro make clear. The supposed explosion in the beginning of the movie was planned to take place on September 23, as Jansen points out. The chief of the police then urges Jansen to solve the case within for days, saying "until Monday afternoon", which would be September 27.) See more »

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Dr. Paul Vincent Zecchino highly recommends Kamikaze
29 December 2006 | by (Manasota Key, Florida) – See all my reviews

Highly recommend Fassbinder's brilliant meisterstuck. Evil commie-rat empire was a ravening beast bearing down upon the planet when they shot chunk of celluloid prophecy. Had any the prescience to suggest the events of our squalid doomstruck post-90s era, they'd have been carted off to the booby hatch. Or would Fassbinder have made a film about them?

No further comments from undersigned needed. This film serves as prequel to our era. With but a little thought, can one 'project the lines' to our short term destiny? "Avoid unnecessary thoughts."

Dr. Paul Vincent Zecchino

Manasota Key, Florida

29 December, 2006

"Truth leads a wretched life -

and always survives the lie."


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