Germany in Autumn (1978)

12 1978-09-30 (US) DocumentaryDrama 2h 3m
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Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the left-wing terrorists known as the RAF-Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Fraction). The businessman had been kidnapped in an effort to secure the release of the orginal leaders of the RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang. When the kidnapping effort and a plane hijacking effort failed, the three most prominent leaders of the RAF, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe, all committed suicide in prison. It has become an article of faith within the left-wing community that these three were actually murdered by the state.

  1. Hans Peter Cloos

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Maximiliane Mainka

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Katja Rupé

    Director, Screenplay

  4. Volker Schlöndorff

    Director, Screenplay

  5. Peter Schubert

    Director, Screenplay

  6. Bernhard Sinkel

    Director, Screenplay

  7. Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus

    Director, Screenplay

  8. Edgar Reitz

    Director, Screenplay

  9. Alexander Kluge

    Director, Screenplay

  10. Alf Brustellin

    Director, Screenplay

  11. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Director, Screenplay

  12. Peter Steinbach


  13. Heinrich Böll


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  1. Hannelore Hoger

    Hannelore Hoger

    Gabi Teichert

  2. Angela Winkler

    Angela Winkler


  3. Vadim Glowna

    Vadim Glowna


  4. Katja Rupé

    Katja Rupé

    Franziska Busch

  5. Heinz Bennent

    Heinz Bennent

    Mitglied des Kommitees

  6. Wolf Biermann

    Wolf Biermann


  7. Joachim Bißmeier

    Joachim Bißmeier


  8. Helmut Griem

    Helmut Griem


  9. Dieter Laser

    Dieter Laser

    Abgeordneter (TV Aufsichtsgremium)

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Germany in Autumn
Germany in Autumn

Original Title Deutschland im Herbst

Status Released

Original Language German

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