Kamikaze '89

  • 1982
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

This peculiar, high-camp film stars the bigger-than-life German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder as Jansen, a futuristic police lieutenant who must locate a bomb that has apparently been planted in a 30-story office building. The result, an amalgam of West Berlin punk sensibilities and film noir-comic book archetypes, is as odd and exciting as it is unwatchable...read more

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This peculiar, high-camp film stars the bigger-than-life German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder as Jansen, a futuristic police lieutenant who must locate a bomb that has apparently been planted in a 30-story office building. The result, an amalgam of West Berlin punk sensibilities and

film noir-comic book archetypes, is as odd and exciting as it is unwatchable and confusing. For those rabid Rainer-maniacs who can't get enough of the late, great director, KAMIKAZE '89 is a must--if only to see Fassbinder in his leopard-skin suit. Others will probably find the goings-on rather

trying. (In German; English subtitles.)

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This peculiar, high-camp film stars the bigger-than-life German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder as Jansen, a futuristic police lieutenant who must locate a bomb that has apparently been planted in a 30-story office building. The result, an amalgam of Wes… (more)

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