In April 1975 Commando Holger Meins occupies the West German Embassy in Stockholm. In exchange for the hostages they want to force the release of RAF-prisoners in Germany; Andreas Baader, ... See full summary »

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In April 1975 Commando Holger Meins occupies the West German Embassy in Stockholm. In exchange for the hostages they want to force the release of RAF-prisoners in Germany; Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin, etc. The occupation lasts twelve hours and ends in defeat for the occupants, left is a blown-up Embassy and four people dead, two of them executed by the occupants. Karl-Heinz Dellwo, 23 years old, is arrested and sentenced to jail. In 1995 he is released from prison. Today he lives in Hamburg with his girlfriend Ella, also a former terrorist. Karl-Heinz is trying to create a new life for himself, but he is always haunted by his violent past. Written by shakiro1976

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Interesting example of terrorism + terrorist are people too...
20 May 2007 | by (Stockholm) – See all my reviews

Interesting movie about the 1975 attack on the West German Embassy in Stockholm by Kommando Holger Meins. Quite a relaxed and personal movie by David. it focuses on the experiences of one person, part of the "Kommando" and gets quite personal, but also tells the broader story.

Definitely worth a look. I haven't seen anything else about the same subject matter so it is a bit hard to compare to other documentaries on the subject. Compared to dramatizations of similar events this is a much more calm retelling and also contains something that is often missing...how do you go on with your life after participating in a such a deed?


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