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Mogadischu (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  30 November 2008 (Germany)
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Based on true story about a Lufthansa Flight 181 that was hijacked in 1977 by palestinian terrorist who flew the plane to Somalia and demanded the release of imprisoned Red Army Fraction ... See full summary »

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Herbert Knaup ...
Jürgen Tarrach ...
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Tobias Licht ...
Hauptmann Baum
Cornelia Schmaus ...
Lyvia Vamos
Mohcine Nadifi ...
Walbi Harb
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Youssef Hamid ...
Gernot Alwin Kunert ...
Hanns Martin Schleyer (as Gernot Kunert)
Bettina Hoppe ...
Abdellatif Chaouki ...
Scheich Ahmed
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Based on true story about a Lufthansa Flight 181 that was hijacked in 1977 by palestinian terrorist who flew the plane to Somalia and demanded the release of imprisoned Red Army Fraction members in Berlin. But german police sends GSG 9 a anti terrorist force to deal with the difficult situation. Written by curtherzstark

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30 November 2008 (Germany)  »

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Mogadischu  »

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€6,700,000 (estimated)
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The cars of Schleyer's convoy are not depicted 100% correctly - Schleyer's real S-Class W116 Mercedes was NOT a Model 450 SEL 6.9 ("just" a standard 450 SEL), and the W114 /8 Mercedes of his bodyguards is shown as being a Series 1 model (in reality it was a Series 2 280 E). See more »

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Very scary to have been a 'hostage', even if we were only 'acting'.
31 December 2008 | by (Casablanca, Morocco) – See all my reviews

Much of this film was shot at the old Casablanca airport as Royal Air Maroc has a 737 identical to 'Landshut' (the hijacked plane) which is grounded there. It was repainted in Lufthansa colours, and the cast was confined to the aircraft for up to 12 - 14 hours a day, so the feeling of being 'hijacked' was very real.... no breaks for long periods, very hot, quite an experience for the extras who made up the majority of the passengers.

Also, the whole film of the hijacking was shot 'in sequence' over ten days, and the 'passengers' were not briefed on how the 'hijackers' were going to behave, some of the fear you see is 'real', not acted. Even tho' you know it's just a prop, having a gun waved in your face when you are not expecting it is NOT a nice experience.

And very little make up and so on was used, putting on clothes dirty from yesterday at the start of each days filming really put us in the mood. If the film is as realistic to watch as it was to be part of, then it has to be a really good film - it hasn't come to Maroc yet, so all I've seen of it are the (video) rushes we were shown every evening.


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