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The Raspberry Reich (2004)

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A series of sexual escapades involving a revolutionary East German who plots the downfall of an industrialist.

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Critic Reviews for The Raspberry Reich

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

A highly awkward blending of gay porn and political satire.

September 29, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The humorless Reich makes for one dull and repetitive skin flick.

September 24, 2004 | Rating: 1/4
New York Post
Top Critic

Revolting and hilarious satire.

September 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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A lovingly overblown piece of terrorist-chic trashfilm.

September 21, 2004 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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It's not good enough to be funny, not sexy enough to be erotic.

June 21, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Film Scouts

As thoroughly, gleefully disreputable a work of political critique as you could hope for.

October 13, 2004 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Raspberry Reich

½

No, "The Raspberry Reich" is not the long awaited for sequel to "The Strawberry Statement." Rather, it is about Gudrun(Susanne Sachsse) who feels that having sex on a bed is bourgeois, so she persuades her partner Holger(Daniel Batscher) to use every surface imaginable in their apartment for their coupling, before taking it outside to the elevators, inspiring a couple of neighbors(Ulrike Schirm & Stephan Dilschneider) to have a go at it. Che(Daniel Fettig) is satisfied with simply masturbating which Gudrun claims is counterrevolutionary.(Say it ain't so!) Meanwhile, Andreas(Dean Stathis), Helmut(Gerrit) and Clyde(Anton Z. Risan) kidnap Patrick(Andreas Rupprecht), the son of an industrialist, for the people's cause which also allows Clyde and Patrick to get familiar with each other in the trunk of the car. While not the Marxist bisexual porn movie that the public has been clamoring for, "The Raspberry Reich" is still breezy hardcore fun that manages to have something meaningful to say about the state of the world between all of the sex. However, like pornography, the movie is interested in fantasy, in this case Gudrun's(who reminds me a little of somebody I used to know), both sexual and political, allowing her to play an extended game of cops and anarchists and forming conspiracy theories about the demise of the Baader-Meinhof gang who still resonate decades after their deaths in Germany.(As far to the left as I am politically, I don't take much stock in conspiracy theories.) At the same time, somewhat hypocritcally, she lives out her sexual fantasies in trying to liberate others but you cannot tell others to explore something they might be uncomfortable with.

Walter M.
Walter M.

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