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Blank Generation (1980)

Not Rated | | Music, Drama | 2 October 1980 (West Germany)
Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and... See full summary »

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Ulli Lommel

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Ulli Lommel (story), Ulli Lommel (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Bouquet ... Nada
Richard Hell Richard Hell ... Billy
Ulli Lommel ... Hoffritz
Suzanna Love ... Lizzy
Howard Grant ... Jack
Ben Weiner Ben Weiner ... Kellerman
Andy Warhol ... Himself
Robert Madero Robert Madero ... Harry (as Bob Madero)
Igor Igor ... Bartender
Bill Milling Bill Milling ... Marlowe
David Pinnock David Pinnock ... Bobby Butler
Frank J. Butler Frank J. Butler ... Bobby's Father (as J. Frank Butler)
Robert Quine Robert Quine ... Voidoids
Ivan Julian Ivan Julian ... Voidoids
Marky Ramone ... Voidoids (as Mark Bell)
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Storyline

Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and must decide whether to continue with it, or return to her lover, a fellow journalist trying to track down the elusive Andy Warhol. Written by INFOFREAKO

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Music | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 October 1980 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sieluton sukupolvi See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Hell described Ulli Lommel as someone who always had to be the center of attention, he was very spoiled, and narcissistic. Richard believed it stemmed from the fact that Lommel acted at a very early age. See more »

Quotes

Hoffritz: [on the telephone] Hello, could I talk to Mr. Andy Warhol?
[pause]
Hoffritz: Tell him to call me back in the Westbury room 705, thanks.
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Connections

References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

New Pleasure
Written by Richard Hell
Performed by Richard Hell & The Voidoids
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Cult Masterpiece
29 March 2010 | by rmeers2010See all my reviews

I saw this film back in 1978 when it first came out and I liked it immediately. Now, 32 years later, I think it's a MASTERPIECE. The music was composed by Elliot Goldenthal, who received the Oscar a few years back and has become one of Hollywood;s top composers. Ed Lachmann, who is actually not credited, did the camera work. It's sublime. Carole Bouquet, who was a virtual unknown when this movie was made, has risen to super stardom. And the punk rock music is awesome. The main locale is Manhattan's CBGB's which no longer exists, but used to be the venue for the Ramones and Blondie.Andy Warhol is in is an hilarious, he also produced this film for Ulli Lommel (it's Lommel's first US film BTW). It's a cool and engaging love story and looks like it was made yesterday. If ever there was a cult masterpiece, THIS IS IT!!!!!


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