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In 1977, skyjackers abduct Lufthansa Flight 181, subsequently involving Germany's special operations unit GSG 9 to free all the hostages.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Kretschmann ... Kapitän Jürgen Schumann
Nadja Uhl ... Stewardess Gabriele Dillmann
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Kapitän Mahmud
Herbert Knaup ... Oberstleutnant Ulrich Wegener
Jürgen Tarrach Jürgen Tarrach ... Hans Jürgen Wischnewski
Christian Berkel ... Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt
Simon Verhoeven ... Co-Pilot Jürgen Vietor
Tobias Licht Tobias Licht ... Hauptmann Baum
Cornelia Schmaus Cornelia Schmaus ... Lyvia Vamos
Mohcine Nadifi ... Walbi Harb
Franz Dinda ... Peter-Jürgen Boock
Youssef Hamid Youssef Hamid ... Dr. Wadi Haddad
Gernot Alwin Kunert Gernot Alwin Kunert ... Hanns Martin Schleyer (as Gernot Kunert)
Bettina Hoppe Bettina Hoppe ... Brigitte Mohnhaupt
Abdellatif Chaouki Abdellatif Chaouki ... Scheich Ahmed
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On September 5, 1977 in Colgone, Germany during the German Autumn of 1977, businessman Hanns-Martin Schleyer is kidnapped by Palestinian-Arabic terrorists from the RAF (Red Army Fraction). They demand the release of their former leaders Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe from the , who are arrested in the prison of Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart, Germany. However, the democratic West German party, lead by Chancellor Helmut Schmidt refuses to negotiate with terrorists and doesn't want to give into their demands because he doesn't want to ruin his or Germany's reputation so that it remains as a powerful, strong, free and democratic country. When the German government delays, and eventually refuses this release, some other Palestinian Arabic terrorists friends of the RAF) who are four members of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) with close, friendly ties to the RAF hijack a homeward bound Boeing 737-230C Lufthansa plane with the name "Landshut" with ... Written by Anonymous

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Germany | France

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German | English | Arabic

Release Date:

30 November 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kapningen av Lufthansa 181 See more »

Filming Locations:

Baden-Württemberg, Germany See more »

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€6,700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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It cost about $70,000 to paint the 737. See more »

Goofs

The flight attendant control panel (visible next to Gaby's jump seat during the emergency landing scene) is entirely in French. "Landshut", the aircraft involved in the hijacking, was delivered brand-new to Lufthansa and should have had a control panel either in English, in German or in both languages. See more »

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Very scary to have been a 'hostage', even if we were only 'acting'.
31 December 2008 | by anthony-733See 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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