Kamikaze 1989 (1982) DVD5
Fassbinder’s final acting role casts him as an alcoholic police lieutenant (garbed in a leopard-skin suit) tasked with foiling a bomb threat in West Germany’s near future. Adapted by Gremm and Robert Katz (The Cassandra Crossing) from Per Wahloo’s dystopian novel Murder on the 31st Floor, Kamikaze ’89 imagines a totalitarian society ruled by a corporation (“The Combine”) that controls the media and suppresses all murmurs of dissent or unhappiness. Featuring Franco Nero as a journalist and Brigitte Mira (in her last collaboration with Fassbinder) as a director of personnel, Kamikaze ’89 filters dystopian parables like the concurrent Blade Runner through the West Berlin punk scene, resulting in a uniquely chilling prophecy.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 106 min | 4.32 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English hardcoded
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Director: Wolf Gremm
Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Gunther Kaufmann, Boy Gobert
Country: West Germany

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