Die Dritte Generation (The Third Generation)
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Die Dritte Generation (The Third Generation)
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Episodic, aurally and visually cluttered, and calculated to irritate, but like most Fassbinder films, worth a second look."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A parallel vaudeville of anger and disillusionment, a Dziga Vertov Group revue done over by Macke"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Essential viewing."
‑ , Time Out
"A minor curiosity."
‑ , Film4
"There no longer can be any doubt about it: Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the most dazzling, talented, provocative, original, puzzling, prolific and exhilarating film maker of his generation. Anywhere."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A must see for its underlying reasoning."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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