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The Record (1984)

Der Rekord (original title)
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Rico
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Banana
Catarina Raacke ...
Bigi
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P.K. Wütrich
András Fricsay Kali Son ...
TV Reporter
Jochen Busse ...
TV Reporter / Beamter
Dietrich Mattausch ...
SABO Direktor
Vitus Zeplichal ...
Arzt
Anatol Kobylinski ...
Prof. Bertram
Klaus Stiglmeier ...
Fotograf (as Klaus Stiegelmeyer)
Holger Schweiss ...
Fotograf
Toni Huber ...
Geschäftsführer
Willy Schäfer ...
Geschäftsführer
Christian Faust ...
Bankangestellter
Eynon Hanfstaengl ...
Kinovorführer
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28 May 1985 (West Germany)  »

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kill your television!
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The sinister influence of TV is exposed (yet again), this time from a refreshing, new European perspective, in a film written and directed with a flair for mild black comedy. The plot follows two young video hustlers (named, oddly for Germans, Rico and Banana), one of whom accepts a challenge to set the world's record for non-stop television watching: 240 hours (a cake-walk for today's generation of cyber-heads and internet junkies). But what begins as a harmless promotional stunt soon develops into an all-consuming obsession, and after several days in front of the boob tube Rico soon realizes that losing his mind is the least of his worries. The shift to science fiction near the film's conclusion isn't entirely successful, but overall it's a lively (if modest) satire of our couch potato culture.


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