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The Record (1984)

Der Rekord (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Rico
László I. Kish ... Banana
Catarina Raacke Catarina Raacke ... Bigi
Kurt Raab ... P.K. Wütrich
András Fricsay Kali Son András Fricsay Kali Son ... TV Reporter (as Andras Fricsay)
Jochen Busse ... Beamter
Dietrich Mattausch Dietrich Mattausch ... SABO Direktor
Vitus Zeplichal Vitus Zeplichal ... Arzt
Anatol Kobylinski Anatol Kobylinski ... Prof. Bertram
Klaus Stiglmeier Klaus Stiglmeier ... Fotograf (as Klaus Stiegelmeyer)
Holger Schweiss Holger Schweiss ... Fotograf
Toni Huber Toni Huber ... Geschäftsführer
Willy Schäfer ... Geschäftsführer
Christian Faust Christian Faust ... Bankangestellter
Eynon Hanfstaengl Eynon Hanfstaengl ... Kinovorführer (as Enyon Hanfstängl)
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Comedy

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Language:

German

Release Date:

28 May 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Record See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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kill your television!
29 December 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

The sinister influence of TV is exposed (yet again), this time from a refreshing, new European perspective, in a film written and directed with a flair for mild black comedy. The plot follows two young video hustlers (named, oddly for Germans, Rico and Banana), one of whom accepts a challenge to set the world's record for non-stop television watching: 240 hours (a cake-walk for today's generation of cyber-heads and internet junkies). But what begins as a harmless promotional stunt soon develops into an all-consuming obsession, and after several days in front of the boob tube Rico soon realizes that losing his mind is the least of his worries. The shift to science fiction near the film's conclusion isn't entirely successful, but overall it's a lively (if modest) satire of our couch potato culture.


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