Die dritte Generation (1979)

Colourful farce centring on a group of bourgeois self-styled terrorists.

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  • The Third Generation Alternative


Against the dystopian backdrop of West Berlin, a group of bourgeois activists style themselves as terrorists, although they lack any real political motivation. Unwittingly, they play into the hands of capitalists who, in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s view, use terrorism to justify repression and safeguard their own interests.

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