Kamikaze 89

Directed by Wolf Gremm
Film Movement Classics
1982
106 Minutes
Germany
German
Thriller, Classics, Science Fiction, Crime
Not Rated

In his final acting role, legendary auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder (clad in an iconic leopard skin suit) stars as hardboiled detective Jansen. In a neon-drenched futuristic dystopia ruled by a multimedia conglomerate called The Combine, Jansen is sent on a labyrinthine investigation when their headquarters is threatened with mass destruction by a phantom bomber. This essential cult classic features an hypnotic electronic score by Tangerine Dream's Edward Froese as well as gleefully mind-bending production design.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Wolf Gremm
  • Starring: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Starring: Gunther Kaufmann

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  • "[KAMIKAZE 89] is a footnote to film history..."
    Vincent Canby, The New York Times
  • "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..."
    TV Guide
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Fantasporto Film Festival