Stammheim - Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht (1986) - Reinhard Hauff


Stammheim - Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht (1986)
Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: West Germany | Director: Reinhard Hauff
Language: German | Subtitles: None
File size: 1229mb or 1434mb


This, the controversial winner of the 1986 Berlin Film Festival, is rarely seen on TV screens these days, at least in it's native country. This is not unlikely to be caused by the controversy of the subject. Based on a script by well-known German journalist Stefan Aust, who himself based the script on his lengthy book "The Baader-Meinhof-Complex" about 1970s terrorism in Germany, and directed by Reinhard Hauff (who already had experience with "political themes" in film, not least in "Messer im Kopf"), "Stammheim" reconstructs the trial against four leading figures of the so-called Red Army Fraction. The RAF was the prime terrorist movement in Germany from the early 70s on, split in three different "generations", with the prisoners of this trial being the first. (The second, consisting of people who hardly knew the first, was far more violent; the third is still some sort of mystery today, since almost nobody was ever caught). Stammheim is a suburb of the city of Stuttgart, and here stands the jail house especially build for terrorists and equipped with an own trial room to host prosecution against, as it was called then, "participation in terrorist alliances". During the course of this particular trial – which became famous as "the" Stammheim trial, thus the title –, the defendants used every opportunity to display their political propaganda, and chances were given quite a lot during the 192 days it ran. At the same time they aimed at unmasking the judge and the attorneys as ideologically driven quasi-Nazis; they tried to manipulate the trial, supported by their lawyers (some of which later became famous politicians, but not all of them remained leftist), and their eager agitation gave insight into their own thoughts, perspectives and prejudices. In essence, the four RAF leaders (two men: Baader and Raspe, two women: Ensslin and Meinhof) claimed that the German government was on it's direct way back to fascism, especially after supporting the US-American attacks on Vietnam. Therefore it was just to fight the state, destroy it's facilities or even kill people in charge.

Ulrich Pleitgen ... Presiding Judge
Ulrich Tukur ... Andreas Baader
Therese Affolter ... Ulrike Meinhof
Sabine Wegner ... Gudrun Ensslin
Hans Kremer ... Jan-Carl Raspe
Hans Christian Rudolph ... Defense Attorney
Peter Danzeisen ... Defense Attorney
Holger Mahlich ... Defense Attorney
Marina Wandruszka ... Defense Attorney



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wolf044 said...

Vielen Dank!

Jéssica said...

Hello! I guess the links expired. Could you post the videos again, please? Thank you very much.

galmuchet said...


... all links seem to be alive!!

macl3an said...

Vielen dank! Anyone know where I can find english subtitles?

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