In his final acting role, legendary auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder (clad in an iconic leopard skin suit) stars as hardboiled detective Jansen. In a neon-drenched futuristic dystopia ruled by a multimedia conglomerate called The Combine, Jansen is sent on a labyrinthine investigation when their headquarters is threatened with mass destruction by a phantom bomber. This essential cult classic features an hypnotic electronic score by Tangerine Dream's Edward Froese as well as gleefully mind-bending production design.
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Gunther Kaufmann
New 4K Restoration
Rainer Werner Fassbinder: The Last Year documentary by Wolf Gremm.
Bonus DVD: Wolf at the Door documentary, a personal film memoir by Kamikaze '89 director Wolf Gremm
Commentary by producer Regina Ziegler.
John Cassevetes KAMIKAZE '89 radio spots.
New essays by Nick Pinkerton and Samuel B. Prime.
Sound: Stereo 2.0
- "[KAMIKAZE 89] is a footnote to film history..."
- "For those rabid Rainer-maniacs who can't get enough of the late, great director, KAMIKAZE 89 is a must -- if only to see Fassbinder in his leopard-skin suit..."
Awards & Recognition
Fantasporto Film Festival