Kamikaze 89 1982 Ages 18+
3.15PM Sat 30 Jun 2018
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Fassbinder's friend Wolf Gremm directed him in his final onscreen appearance at the age of 36, in the cyberpunk thriller Kamikaze '89. Fassbinder stars as Jansen, an alcoholic, leopard-print wearing rogue detective in retro-futuristic Germany. When threats of bombing are made against the totalitarian conglomerate that controls all media, Jansen is given 72 hours to crack the case. But his investigation quickly takes a dark turn, leading him into a labyrinth of murder and corporate conspiracy. Based on the novel Murder on the 31st Floor, Kamikaze '89 is a dystopian vision of 1989 rendered in eye-popping neon and set to an eerie techno soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Fassbinder collaborators fill out the rest of the cast, including Günther Kaufmann, Brigitte Mira, and Franco Nero, as well as a brief appearance from Frank Ripploh (director and star of Taxi Zum Klo).
35MM TRANSFERRED TO DCP (4K RESTORATION), 1.66:1, COLOUR, MONO, 106 MINUTES, WEST GERMANY, GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: WOLF GREMM / SCRIPT: WOLF GREMM, ROBERT KATZ / BASED ON THE NOVEL 'MORD PÅ 31: A VÅNINGEN (MURDER ON THE THIRTY-FIRST FLOOR)' 1964 BY PER WAHLÖÖ / CINEMATOGRAPHER: XAVER SCHWARZENBERGER / EDITOR: THORSTEN NÄTER / PRODUCTION DESIGNERS: HORST D FURCHT, ROLAND MABILLE / COSTUME DESIGNERS: BARBARA NAUJOCK, URSULA SONNTAG / MUSIC: EDGAR FROESE / CAST: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER, GÜNTHER KAUFMANN, BOY GOBERT, ARNOLD MARQUIS, RICHY MÜLLER, NICOLE HEESTERS / PRODUCTION CO: OASE FILM ESSEN, REGINA ZIEGLER FILMPRODUKTION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ZIEGLER FILM