Der Grosse Verhau (1971)

Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Just as rapacious seacoast villagers with no other source of income used to lure ships onto the rocks in order to salvage them or steal their cargo, so do the two spacemen in this film seek to wreck spaceships in Earth's orbit to benefit from an elaborate insurance scam. Meanwhile, back on the planet, the rich and poor nations are locked in battle. This German political comedy with science fiction overtones is based on The Monopole Capitalism, by Baran and Sweezy.

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politics, con/scam, insurance, salvage, space-travel