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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 »

Director:

Ulli Lommel

Writers:

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 ... Self
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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When Richard Hell was asked to star in this film, he did some research on the director Ulli Lommel and screened Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) which he felt was a brilliant film and so jumped at the chance to work with the genius behind the film. Then as the shoot for Blank Generation went on and it was becoming an increasingly miserable mess, Richard started to realize that maybe he had been wrong about Lommel. He checked Tenderness of the Wolves again and it became clear why that film was a success, it wasn't because of Lommel, it was because of Kurt Raab and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. See more »

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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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Blank Generation
Written by Richard Hell
Performed by Richard Hell & The Voidoids
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Seventies punk classic
24 June 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

How much you enjoy Blank Generation will depend on how big a fan of Richard Hell you are. If, like me, you think he was the coolest, most talented, most intelligent, and most charismatic 70s punk, then this movie is a must see! Hell does what he does best, being MR COOL, Carole Bouquet is stunningly beautiful, and Warhol puts in a brief but memorable appearance. To top it all off the film is full of the music of Hell and The Voidoids (Robert Quine, Ivan Julian and Mark Bell) who are really on fire. Their live performances are sensational and are worth watching this for alone. A forgotten punk classic.


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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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