Die Terroristen! (1992)

Genres - Comedy, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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In this odd satire, three young people who have a grievance against their smug, conservative society band together in order to shake things up a little. In short, they decide to become terrorists, and contrive to assassinate Germany's leading politician by using a remote controlled toy car laden with explosives. First, they rob a bank in order to obtain the funds to put together their scheme, then they practice and practice some more. Not enough, obviously, for the device fails to detonate at the time chosen, and only later explodes, killing a number of ordinary people. However, their manifestos justifying their actions are sufficiently vague that, when they are published, they apply equally well to the accidental detonation of the bomb. Their itch of protest is now sufficiently well scratched, so they return once again to their conventional lives.



assassination, terrorism