The Raspberry Reich 2004
1h 30min | Adult, Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 April 2004 (Germany)
A left-wing terrorist group, consisting of several homosexual men and a female leader, kidnaps the son of a wealthy industrialist.
I saw this at a film festival in Philly where it was aptly introduced as “…either political commentary disguised as hard core gay porn, or gay porn disguised as political commentary.” As porn…wow. I wasn’t quite expecting the explicitness–so if that’s what you’re looking for, then enjoy. (I must confess that I did.) The actors are all very photogenic and appealing. There definitely was comedy, and perhaps even food for thought, in the political statements made by the over-the-top revolutionary characters. I found it a bit difficult to switch gears, but maybe after repeated watchings I’ll be able to do so. Those who are able to view hard core fare from an artistic and/or intellectual point of view will probably be better able to appreciate the film’s artsy elements as well.
Director: Bruce La Bruce
Writer: Bruce La Bruce
Stars: Susanne Sachße, Daniel Bätscher, Andreas Rupprecht
Country: Germany | Canada
Language: English | German
Release Date: 1 April 2004 (Germany)
Also Known As: El imperio Frambuesa
Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany