The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation)
The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation) (1980)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 9, 1980
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

[A] hectic, funny, prismatically intricate political thriller ...

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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A minor curiosity.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Episodic, aurally and visually cluttered, and calculated to irritate, but like most Fassbinder films, worth a second look.

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People Magazine

As always, the beauty of a Fassbinder film is in the telling -- the camera work is stunning, the color and the music superbly complement the story line and the director's chilling sense of irony is apparent.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A must see for its underlying reasoning.

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Time Out

Essential viewing.

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Fernando F. Croce

A parallel vaudeville of anger and disillusionment, a Dziga Vertov Group revue done over by Macke

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