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Kamikaze '89

1983 1h 46m Sci-Fi TRAILER for Kamikaze 89: Trailer 1 List
86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 56% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A police detective (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) in 1989 Germany investigates a bomb threat at a high-tech high-rise. Read More Read Less
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Adam Sternbergh New York Magazine/Vulture It's completely bonkers and entirely charming. Jun 2, 2016 Full Review Melissa Anderson Village Voice When the increasingly knotty conspiracy plot that motors Kamikaze '89 grows too unintelligible or dull, Gremm has the good sense to cut to the film's greatest set piece ... May 31, 2016 Full Review Lee Jutton Film Inquiry The combination of dazzlingly detailed production design and Fassbinder's final performance make it hard to tears one's eyes away from the spectacle that is Kamikaze 1989. Nov 20, 2017 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com The mystery is silly and confusing but the film is entertaining, with Fassbinder dressed in a leopard-print suit and playing racketball in a police disco in his off hours. Jan 13, 2017 Full Review Mark Asch Brooklyn Magazine The production design... is jaw-dropping for the full 100-odd minutes. Nov 9, 2016 Full Review TV Guide 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. Rated: 2/5 Nov 9, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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william k Preposterous sci-fi nonsense is full of bizarre, outlandish designs (Fassbinder's leopard suit!), bad acting and pseudo-philosophical pretensions plus an illogical plot to boot. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A movie worth seeing for none other that three main reasons: The absurdist exercise in retrofuturism. The drunkenly charming performance of Fassbinder. The colorful anarchism of a production design that rewrites all the rules of what was then known as cyberpunk. The movie with his unbridled and convoluted plot owes way more to William Burroughs than William Gibson. The satire, in this unique cinematographic experience is more a direction chosen by director Wolf Gremm, than a clearly defined series of remarks that one can extract or decipher in the script. It is certainly witty and doesn't take itself seriously but you will hardly find any classically intended humour in the short and surreal lines of the actors. However this is the true strength of the movie and what allows it, to stand the test of time. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member no se de que trata pero dice kamikaze Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member this is 1 sweet-ass vision of the future right here. like a really gay STRANGE DAYS filtered through with ALPHAVILLE. wasn't sure how much was futuristic costume and set design or just germany in 1982. my schoolboy german just about got me through it. Fassbinder is, as ever, brilliant. now i just wish that he and ollie reed had starred together. just imagine how twotted Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A police detective (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) in 1989 Germany investigates a bomb threat at a high-tech high-rise.
Director
Wolf Gremm
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 18, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$18.7K
Runtime
1h 46m
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