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The Third Generation (1979)

Die dritte Generation (original title)
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

Cast overview:
Harry Baer ... Rudolf Mann
Hark Bohm Hark Bohm ... Gerhard Gast
Margit Carstensen ... Petra Vielhaber
Eddie Constantine ... P. J. Lurz
Jürgen Draeger ... Hans Vielhaber
Raúl Gimenez Raúl Gimenez ... Paul
Claus Holm ... Opa Gast
Günther Kaufmann ... Franz Walsch
Udo Kier ... Edgar Gast
Bulle Ogier ... Hilde Krieger
Lilo Pempeit Lilo Pempeit ... Mutter Gast
Hanna Schygulla ... Susanne Gast
Volker Spengler ... August
Y Sa Lo Y Sa Lo ... Ilse Hoffmann
Vitus Zeplichal Vitus Zeplichal ... Bernhard von Stein
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English | French

Release Date:

9 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Third Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Budget:

DEM 800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A film projectionist in Hamburg was beaten unconscious while screening this film and a theater in Frankfurt was besieged 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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A masterpiece.
12 June 2002 | by larsgorzelakSee all my reviews

Fassbinder at the peak of his creative powers. Die dritte Generation is as funny as it is scary, and is just as relevant today as it was when it was first released almost 25 years ago. Aesthetically as well as thematically, this is one of the director's most fascinating - along with Die Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (1974).


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