The Third Generation
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

Film Website

"Fassbinder pulls off a miraculous bit of mischief with THE THIRD GENERATION (1979) – and who better than Fassbinder for mischief! – he creates a broad comedy about terrorism. ... Before writing Fassbinder’s film off as an audicious prank, consider what he said about the film back in 1979... that in the last analysis terrorism is an idea generated by capitalism to justify better defense measures to safeguard capitalism."
Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Comment Selects, 23 Feb 2009

tags: Feature film

Cast: Volker Spengler, Bulle Ogier, Hanna Schygulla, Harry Baer, Udo Kier


Screenplay: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Film Editor: Juliane Lorenz

Composer: Peer Raben

Production Designer: Raoul Gimenez, Volker Spengler

Sound: Milan Bor, Hartmut Eichgrün, Jean-Luc Marie

Producer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Production Company: Filmverlag der Autoren

World Sales: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder