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The Raspberry Reich (2004)

A left-wing terrorist group, consisting of several homosexual men and a female leader, kidnaps the son of a wealthy industrialist.

Director:

Bruce La Bruce

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Bruce La Bruce

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susanne Sachße Susanne Sachße ... Gudrun (as Susanne Sachsse)
Daniel Bätscher Daniel Bätscher ... Holger (as Tim Vinzent)
Andreas Stich Andreas Stich ... Patrick (as Andreas Rupprecht)
Dean Monroe Dean Monroe ... Andreas (as Dean Stathis)
Anton Z. Risan Anton Z. Risan ... Clyde (as Anton)
Daniel Fettig Daniel Fettig ... Che (as Damion)
Gerrit Gerrit ... Helmut
Joeffrey Joeffrey ... Horst
Ulrike Schirm Ulrike Schirm ... Neighbour 1 (as Ulrike S.)
Keith Levy Keith Levy ... Drag Queen Stage (as Sherry Vine)
Stephan Dilschneider Stephan Dilschneider ... Neighbour 2
Pünktchen Pünktchen ... Drag Queen Door
Sven Reinhard Sven Reinhard ... Policeman
Genesis P-Orridge ... TV Personality
Naushad Naushad ... Muslim
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Storyline

A left-wing terrorist group, consisting of several homosexual men and a female leader, kidnaps the son of a wealthy industrialist.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 April 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El imperio Frambuesa See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On October 27, 2005, a Paris court decided that the film may not be shown anymore after August 23, 2006, because of copyright and trademark issues. In addition, producer Jürgen Brünning had to pay a fine of 17500 Euro. Plaintiff was the daughter of Alberto Korda, photographer of the famous Ché Guevara portrait. See more »

Quotes

TV Personality: Masturbation is the highest form of magic.
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Alternate Versions

Some of the explicit sex scenes were cut (3m 42s) by the BBFC to avoid an R18 certificate. These cuts were to those scenes that could not be justifed by context. See more »

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Bad boy porn
19 March 2006 | by keith-283See all my reviews

Oh boy - didactic, revolutionary agit-prop, gay porn and underground anarchic 'chic' of Berlin collide in this ultimately dull and, quite frankly, annoying film. The plot, for what it is, is centred round the plans of the revolutionary bore, Gudrun(a cliché-driven political activist who, throughout, makes proclaimations of, to her, the heroic deeds of the Bader-Meinhof Gang)and her belief that there needs to be a sexual revolution prior to any successful social revolution. But the sexual revolution is for all heterosexuals to experience and accept the 'homosexualist' within.

Cue director/writer Bruce LaBruce's previous experience in gay porn movies. We are 'treated' to a whole series of absurd gay porn encounters (and even worse acting) involving macho terrorists 'forced' (yeah right)into explicit gay sex with colleagues (and their captive - the son of one of the wealthiest capitalists in Germany is kidnapped to further the cause), all in the name of the revolution. The director has self-censored,in part, the more explicit scenes (occasionally humorously, using photographs of world leaders - this certainly adds new meaning to 'giving head').

Use of strobe, abstract patterns, political banners and statements writ large on screen and the constant proclaiming by Gudrun in a monotonous rant attempt to explore socio-political underground themes and create an 'art-house' movie. But it fails miserably. It also fails as a hard-edged porn film for the same reasons!


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