Kamikaze 89

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


  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Gunther Kaufmann
DVD Features

New 4K Restoration
Rainer Werner Fassbinder: The Last Year documentary by Wolf Gremm.
Bonus DVD: Wolf at the Door documentary, a personal film memoir by Kamikaze '89 director Wolf Gremm
Commentary by producer Regina Ziegler.
John Cassevetes KAMIKAZE '89 radio spots.
New essays by Nick Pinkerton and Samuel B. Prime.

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "[KAMIKAZE 89] is a footnote to film history..."
    Vincent Canby, The New York Times
  • Highest Rating
    "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

Awards & Recognition

Critics' Award
Fantasporto Film Festival

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