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Freakstars 3000 (2004)

An apparent social satire that attempts to take off various reality TV programs, most notably the Idol series, and TV in general.
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Credited cast:
Werner Brecht Werner Brecht
Susanne Bredehöft Susanne Bredehöft
Ilse Garzaner Ilse Garzaner
Mario Garzaner Mario Garzaner
Horst Gelonneck Horst Gelonneck
Kerstin Graßmann Kerstin Graßmann
Irm Hermann
Brigitte Kausch Brigitte Kausch
Christoph Schlingensief
Helga Stöwhase Helga Stöwhase
Achim von Paczensky Achim von Paczensky
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An apparent social satire that attempts to take off various reality TV programs, most notably the Idol series, and TV in general.

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German

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28 January 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

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A mirror to the non-disabled media world
10 August 2004 | by Hat TricSee all my reviews

As stated in the opening titles and at the end Freakstars 3000 is supposed to be a commentary on the problems of the non-disabled people.

The more I was shocked about how the disabled were depicted in this film the more I started to realize that in every non-disabled TV counterpart of this show (German TV shows like "Popstars" or "Friedmann" or the home shopping channels) its mentally "non-handicapped" participants are treated in a completely identical way: The total prostitution of the mind in front a huge TV audience at the expense of one's most important gifts one should hang on to: dignity

On the other hand I completely understand people who are furious about "exploiting" these handicapped persons. But that's what Schlingensief's works are all about: shock people and don't care about those who cannot or will not try to get the message (if there is one).


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