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Germany in Autumn (1978)
"Deutschland im Herbst" (original title)

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Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wolfgang Bächler
Heinz Bennent ...
TV committee member
Wolf Biermann ...
Himself
Joachim Bißmeier ...
(as Joachim Bissmeyer)
Caroline Chaniolleau
Hans Peter Cloos ...
Foreigner
Otto Friebel
Hildegard Friese
Michael Gahr
Vadim Glowna ...
Freiermuth
Helmut Griem ...
Mahler's interviewer
Hannelore Hoger ...
Gabi Teichert
Petra Kiener
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TV committee member
Horst Mahler ...
Himself
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Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the left-wing terrorists known as the RAF-Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction). The businessman had been kidnapped in an effort to secure the release of the orginal leaders of the RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang. When the kidnapping effort and a plane hijacking effort failed, the three most prominent leaders of the RAF, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Enslin, and Jean-Carl Raspe, all committed suicide in prison. It has become an article of faith within the left-wing community that these three were actually murdered by the state. The movie has several vignettes, including an extended set of scenes with the famous director Rainer Werner Fassbinder discussing his feelings about Germany's political ... Written by Richard Huffman <lazerfred@wolfenet.com>

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17 March 1978 (West Germany)  »

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Alemanha no Outono  »

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Fassbinder's Masterpiece
11 February 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, possibly the greatest of all filmmakers, presents one of his major achievements to start off this topical omnibus. Portraying his own life as the stuff of cinema, Fassbinder gives us the rare film where players play themselves and the situations seem entirely believable. Featuring Fassbinder, his lover Armin Mier, and his Mother, all in uncompromising self-portrayals. This is Fassbinder's most radical and important work.

I must admit I have not yet made it to the later portions of Germany in Autumn, as I am so taken by Fassbinder's segment, which is the first after a short intro, that I have not been able to move on to the next without distraction. However, If you have any interest in Fassbinder, or Germany, or Cinema, I would highly recommend hunting down this rarely-seen treasure.


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