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German Film Series: Die Dritte Generation (The Third Generation)

Mon, March 5, 2012 | BUR 112

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Die Dritte Generation is a 1979 film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Cinematic Responses to RAF - Terrorism

Die Dritte Generation is a black comedy criticizing the third generation of RAF terrorists that seem to have lost every contact to reality. Consequently, the film portrays terrorists and their actions, but also their victims in a grotesque way. Yet while ridiculously funny at times, the movie never loses its critical voice and questions the violent, political reality of Germany at the time


This film will be shown with English subtitles.

Free and open to the public

Questions? Contact Cindy Walter-Gensler:

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies and the Center for European Studies

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