girl disguised as clown with gun

The Third Generation

[Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany 1978/79, 110min]

  • Tues 3 March 2009, 7pm
  • Location: Peacock Visual Arts
  • Admission free, no booking required.

A black comedy on the psychic constitution of the third generation of Baader-Meinhof terrorists. Winter 1978/79 in West Berlin. A group of young people – joined together less by their political convictions than their secretive behaviour – goes underground after the killer Paul, flown in from Africa, is shot by the police. On February 27 (Mardi Gras) the young terrorists kidnap Peter Lurtz, the representative of a US computer firm…

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