Rotwang Muss Weg! (1995)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Political Satire  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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German politics and filmmaking are parodied in this comedic mystery that centers on a line-up of odd-balls, each suspected of killing a politician, as they explain their different motives for committing the crime. It is up to the viewer to decide which one of them committed the crime (the filmmaker never does tell who did it, so it could provide an interesting topic for discussion after the picture ends. Also never shown is the industrialist they killed). Among the suspects are a bungling terrorist who cannot prove the existence of her radical group and a former director of East German state films who currently makes his living editing video clips for a dating service. During the "interviews," characters will periodically stop to argue with director Hans-Christian Blumenberg.



murder, politician, mystery [whodunit], suspect, film-director, terrorism