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The Third Generation (1979)

16 09/14/1979 (DE) CrimeDrama 1h 50m


A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. International capitalist PJ Lurz's secretary is a gang member, while her police commissioner father-in-law/lover hired Lurz' corporate security force.

  1. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Harry Baer

    Harry Baer

    Rudolf Mann

  2. Hark Bohm

    Hark Bohm

    Gerhard Gast

  3. Margit Carstensen

    Margit Carstensen

    Petra Vielhaber

  4. Eddie Constantine

    Eddie Constantine

    P. J. Lurz

  5. Jürgen Draeger

    Hans Vielhaber

  6. Udo Kier

    Udo Kier

    Edgar Gast

  7. Volker Spengler

    Volker Spengler


  8. Hanna Schygulla

    Hanna Schygulla

    Susanne Gast

  9. Bulle Ogier

    Bulle Ogier

    Hilde Krieger

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The Third Generation
The Third Generation

Original Title Die dritte Generation

Status Released

Original Language German

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