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The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation) (1980)

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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Udo Kier
as Edgar
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Critic Reviews for The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

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

November 17, 2014 | Full Review…

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

November 13, 2007 | Full Review…

Essential viewing.

June 3, 2006 | Full Review…
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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.

June 3, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 3, 2015 | Full Review…

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

September 25, 2009 | Full Review…

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