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The Raspberry Reich (2004)

Unrated | | 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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susanne Sachße Susanne Sachße ... Gudrun (as Susanne Sachsse)
Daniel Bätscher Daniel Bätscher ... Holger (as Tim Vinzent)
Andreas Stich Andreas Stich ... Patrick (as Andreas Rupprecht)
Dean Monroe Dean Monroe ... Andreas (as Dean Stathis)
Anton Z. Risan Anton Z. Risan ... Clyde (as Anton)
Daniel Fettig Daniel Fettig ... Che (as Damion)
Gerrit Gerrit ... Helmut
Joeffrey Joeffrey ... Horst
Ulrike Schirm Ulrike Schirm ... Neighbour 1 (as Ulrike S.)
Keith Levy ... Drag Queen Stage (as Sherry Vine)
Stephan Dilschneider Stephan Dilschneider ... Neighbour 2
Pünktchen Pünktchen ... Drag Queen Door
Sven Reinhard Sven Reinhard ... Policeman
Genesis P-Orridge ... TV Personality
Naushad Naushad ... Muslim


A left-wing terrorist group, consisting of several homosexual men and a female leader, kidnaps the son of a wealthy industrialist.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]


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English | German

Release Date:

1 April 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El imperio Frambuesa See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,183, 26 September 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


On October 27, 2005, a Paris court decided that the film may not be shown anymore after August 23, 2006, because of copyright and trademark issues. In addition, producer Jürgen Brünning had to pay a fine of 17500 Euro. Plaintiff was the daughter of Alberto Korda, photographer of the famous Ché Guevara portrait. See more »


Gudrun: How many times have I told you that homosexuality is only to be used for revolutionary purposes?
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Alternate Versions

Some of the explicit sex scenes were cut (3m 42s) by the BBFC to avoid an R18 certificate. These cuts were to those scenes that could not be justifed by context. See more »


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People left cinema smiling and in a good mood
9 January 2007 | by mkrjmnSee all my reviews

"Raspberry Reich" was very much advertised G e r m a n m o v i e prior to and upon a world-reputable international film festival, and packed viewing venues in full with folks from various walks of life.

I do not know whether co-viewers were already prepared to a degree of a male nudity and simply screening a sexual revolution in making to a couple of hundreds cinema-goers in the heart of a multi-million-dweller town, but I was personally much confused with outbursts of laughing and females' comments following any squeeze of a l i t t l e b r o t h e r on a screen, not speaking more.

This work is a perfect parody on communist (leftist as more usable in modern time writings) propaganda where explicit stupidity of leaders cheating own followers while clinching to a political power and financial gains has grotesquely been disclosed with sex and orgies at any preference available a low budget movie allowed.

Of course, same gender sex is the most powerful tool to allegorize a "revolutionary struggle", where lust for empowering and power over the human being are very similar psychological constituents of actually different activities.

People left cinema smiling and in a good mood, which is the best outcome masterpieces present.

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