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74 Ratings

Kamikaze 89

Kamikaze 1989

Directed by Wolf Gremm
West Germany, 1982
Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller


In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

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Kamikaze 89 Directed by Wolf Gremm
It gleefully engages the Eurotrash spirit of liberation from corporate culture.
October 04, 2016
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Finally, the high-camp Pop Art pleasures of Wolf Gremm’s Kamikaze ’89 have been restored! …Looking like absolute shit, pouring with sweat and sucking wind after jogging only a few feet, RWF, for his final screen appearance, delivers a pitch-perfect performance that demonstrates what wonders could occur when his relentless attention to detail was applied to acting. With riveting extras… this ne plus ultra cyberpunk gem belongs on the shelf of every Fassbinder obsessive.
September 03, 2016
Its Pop Art and plastic erotics take on a slick of the sinister from the glandular throb of Tangerine Dream’s score, preparing you for the film’s final revelation about the real truth of the 31st floor—a real doozy, a surprisingly unfanciful rendering of corporate capital holding culture in a vise it can barely be bothered to twist.
June 01, 2016
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