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Todesspiel (1997)

A thrilling documentary with fictional elements based on the true story of the abduction of the president of the employer's association, Hanns-Martin Schleyer, by terrorists in the autumn ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Brenner Hans Brenner ... Hanns-Martin Schleyer
Susanne Schäfer Susanne Schäfer ... Stewardess Gaby Dillmann
Birol Ünel ... Zohair Y. Akache aka 'Captain Mahmoud'
Ulrich Bähnk Ulrich Bähnk ... Co-Pilot Jürgen Vietor
Claudia Michelsen ... Sieglinde Hofmann
Dirk Martens ... Entführer
Nezâ Selbuz ... Souhaila Andrawes
Gerd Preusche Gerd Preusche ... Minister Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski
Manfred Zapatka ... Helmut Schmidt
Sebastian Koch ... Andreas Baader
Ulrich Matthes ... Jan-Carl Raspe
Hans-Jörg Assmann ... Alfred Klaus
Matthias Freihof Matthias Freihof ... Chefpilot Schumann
Stefan Gebelhoff Stefan Gebelhoff ... Willi-Peter Stoll
Anya Hoffmann Anya Hoffmann ... Gudrun Ensslin
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A thrilling documentary with fictional elements based on the true story of the abduction of the president of the employer's association, Hanns-Martin Schleyer, by terrorists in the autumn of 1977. Written by The Moose <se6y047@public.uni-hamburg.de>

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German

Release Date:

15 June 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Pool See more »

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DEM7,000,000 (estimated)
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Hans Brenner's son Moritz Bleibtreu played Andreas Baader in The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008). See more »

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great documentary about the Martin Schleyer Kidnapping 1977
7 August 2002 | by sri-1See all my reviews

I wasn't born yet when Martin Schleyer was kidnapped by RAF terrorists in 1977 and I didn't know much about terrorism in Germany's late 1970s. So on the one hand it was very interesting to learn about the "deutschen Herbst", the (bloody) second half of 1977 when the RAF declared German government the war. On the other hand it was a shocking and gripping documentary. I never thought a second about changing the channel and days after it I still thought about it. Especially decisions to risk lifes (this of Schleyer and these of the passengers in the kidnapped Boeing) to demonstrate strength of the own government are things, which I am happy I don't have to make.


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