Directed by: Bruce La Bruce
Starring: Susanne Sachsse (Gudrun), Daniel Bätscher (Holger), Daniel Fettig (Che), Andreas Stich (Patrick), Anton Z. Risan (Clyde), Dean Monroe (Andreas)
Country: Germany, European Cinema
Language: English, German (English Subs)
Genres: Based on a True Story, Gay, Unsimulated Sex, Bizarre, Captivity-Kidnapping
Plot – Spoilers:
The Raspberry Reich revolves around an amateur German terrorist group led by Gudrun who’s modeled her group on the ’70s Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang). She attempts to imitate her heroes by kidnapping the son of a wealthy industrialist and hopes to negotiate leftist demands from the Dad. When Gudrun’s not spouting leftist verses (including during a hilariously brilliant fuck session), she’s trying to convince her all-male gang to abandon their heterosexuality, which she believes is the result of mass delusion.
There are multiple versions of The Raspberry Reich. The one here is the uncensored hardcore version containing explicit sex scenes and the scene where the character Che masturbates in front of a wall-size image of Che Guevara.
The male actors were mostly non-actors and apparently chosen intentionally, to give off the vibe of a porn parody. Apart from the copious gay sex and the Guevara controversy, Raspberry Reich got into trouble with the German press for multiple other reasons such as naming pet fish after German revolutionaries and the intentional use of flashing images.