Die Dritte Generation (1979)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire, Black Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder both directed and photographed The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation). Displaying a sense of humor that can most kindly be described as perverse, Fassbinder follows the exploits of a group of well-heeled German terrorists. Without truly taking sides, the director demonstrates how the terrorists are essentially shooting themselves in the foot. The more havoc they spread, the tighter the government restrictions against other radicals. Eddie Constantine, the sang-froid leading man of many a Lemmy Caution espionage film, is ironically cast in The Third Generation.

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German [nationality], government, oppression, terrorism, terrorist-attack