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Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)

Stammheim - Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht (original title)
Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart, West Germany, as the five defendants--Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin, Jan-Carl Raspe, and Holger Meins--are brought before the judge and ... See full summary »

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Ulrich Pleitgen ...
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Therese Affolter ...
Sabine Wegner ...
Hans Kremer ...
Hans Christian Rudolph ...
Defense Attorney
Peter Danzeisen ...
Defense Attorney
Holger Mahlich ...
Defense Attorney
Marina Wandruszka ...
Defense Attorney
Horst Mendroch ...
Bundesanwalt
Günther Flesch ...
Bundesanwalt
Fred Hospowsky ...
Neuer Gerichtsvorsitzender
Hans-Michael Rehberg ...
Siegfried Buback - Generalbundesanwalt (as Hans Michael Rehberg)
Angela Buddecke ...
Zeugin
Dominique Horwitz ...
Zeuge - RAF-Aussteiger
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Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart, West Germany, as the five defendants--Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin, Jan-Carl Raspe, and Holger Meins--are brought before the judge and accused of the murder of four US servicemen in a terrorist bombing attack. After a hunger strike at the trial's start, Meins dies. The next to die is Meinhof, an apparent suicide. As the trial stretches on, Baader, Ensslin, and Raspe continuously disrupt the proceedings with accusations that they are being purposely undernourished and spied upon. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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30 January 1986 (West Germany)  »

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As the jury at the 1986 Berlin Film Festival was of different opinions about the controversial movie, jury president Gina Lollobrigida announced under protest that it won the Golden Bear. See more »

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Good film
26 August 2003 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

In truth I can hardly remember this picture - I saw it more than fifteen years ago at a film festival. But I remember being pretty impressed with it. It uses a kind of documentary realism to tell the story of the Baader-Meinhof gang in their German prison. It makes you wonder if the State should be able to take care of business in secret for the betterment of society -- in other words, it's a blistering indictment of State-sponsored terrorism. Polished, tight, absorbing and moving, it's well worth a look if you get the chance.


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