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The Roaring Fifties (1983)

Die wilden Fünfziger (original title)
The Second World War is over and now begins in post-war Germany, the reconstruction. Jakob Formann sees his chance here and begins a rapid rise as an entrepreneur.

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Peter Zadek
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juraj Kukura ... Jakob Fuhrmann
Boy Gobert ... Udo von Gerresheim
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Franz Arnusch
Nora Barner Nora Barner ... Julia
Christine Kaufmann ... Natascha
Sunnyi Melles ... Bambi
Beatrice Richter ... Dr. Malthus
Eva Mattes ... Hilde Werwolf
Dietrich Mattausch Dietrich Mattausch ... Wenzel Prill
Hermann Lause Hermann Lause ... Mario Schreiber
Paul Esser ... Senator Hilton
Klaus Höhne Klaus Höhne ... Colonel Hobson
Ilja Richter ... Rasender Reporter
Willy Millowitsch Willy Millowitsch ... Professor Donner
Freddy Quinn ... General Mark Clark
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The Second World War is over and now begins in post-war Germany, the reconstruction. Jakob Formann sees his chance here and begins a rapid rise as an entrepreneur.

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NAUSEATING RUBBISH
12 April 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Extremely nauseating film, probably set up as a satire on Das Wirtschaftswunder (German economic miracle of the fifties), but if based on a novel by Simmel, what is one to expect?. It gets stuck in an orgy of bad jokes and lots of naked (but attractive) women who are there just for show; furthermore, everything is wrong here: acting, directing, scripting, editing etc. How could ever an actress like Eva Mattes become involved; was she forced? One is not always expected to like a film, but must it be that bad?

The makers had the nerve to dedicate this film to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who died not long before this film was made (and who made his own superb Audenauer Trilogy, dealing with the same subject). How low can you get?

The film is very preoccupied with the "Chinese sleigh ride" (for those who do not know what that is: sorry, I can not explain here), and I recommend to do that rather than to watch this awful rubbish.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 September 1983 (West Germany) See more »

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