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A burger shop employee discovers that by changing the background music from pleasantly calming to industrial "noise" music, he can incite riots and a revolution against the looming power of the government.

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Klaus Maeck (screenplay), Klaus Maeck (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
FM Einheit FM Einheit ... F.M.
William Rice William Rice ... Jaeger
Christiane Felscherinow Christiane Felscherinow ... Christiana
Britzhold Baron De Belle Britzhold Baron De Belle ... H-Burger Trainer
Matthias Fuchs ... H-Burger Manager
William S. Burroughs ... Old Man
Genesis P-Orridge ... High Priest
Slim Darko Slim Darko ... Pirate
Erwin Lieske Erwin Lieske ... Pirate
Mona Mur Mona Mur ... Pirate (as Sabine Bredy)
Sigurd Mueller Sigurd Mueller ... Pirate
Matthias Wein Matthias Wein ... Pirate
Peter Zoyt Peter Zoyt ... Pirate
Alexander Hacke ... Pirate (as Alexander von Borsig)
Jeff Moss Jeff Moss ... Pirate
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A burger shop employee discovers that by changing the background music from pleasantly calming to industrial "noise" music, he can incite riots and a revolution against the looming power of the government.

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muzak is more than music

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

19 February 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dekoder See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Fett Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (color and black & white archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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low but high
12 August 1999 | by melmoSee all my reviews

this low budget film, containing lots of technical mistakes, like a blue lettered title in a blue sky, also is an artfilm. it is using a language of pictures (which is wrongly called MTV-style) like the early and contemporary videoart: compilations of tv-pics, computer animations and filmtakes cutted in fast rhythms with an amazing non-musical soundtrack of voices and sounds, best example is the part in the gamehall, where the players melt with the game machines. another film which also use some tv/animation-parts is roland emmerich´s early film "das archenoah prinzip" , but in it there are not this fast rythms and it uses an electronic ambient sound combined with silence. back to decoder, irritating light and dialogues like ingmar bergman make this sci-fi to one of my favorite german films.

sad: there are no more movies of this crew (i never heard of any other film from one of them)


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