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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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Hans Brenner ...
Hanns-Martin Schleyer
Susanne Schäfer ...
Stewardess Gaby Dillmann
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Zohair Y. Akache aka 'Captain Mahmoud'
Ulrich Bähnk ...
Co-Pilot Jürgen Vietor
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Sieglinde Hofmann
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Souhaila Andrawes
Gerd Preusche ...
Minister Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski
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Helmut Schmidt
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Andreas Baader
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Jan-Carl Raspe
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Alfred Klaus
Matthias Freihof ...
Chefpilot Schumann
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Willi-Peter Stoll
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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15 June 1997 (Germany)  »

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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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The best documentary I've ever seen.

Das Todesspiel by Heinrich Breloer is the best documentary I've ever seen. As I've experienced the time of the terrorism in germany ( in the 70's) as a child, I learned a lot by watching this great movie.

Especially the interviews with the involved people like the former chancellor Helmut Schmidt, Mrs. Schleyer or Souhaila Andrawes, are shown very carefully but they make you feel, what these people thought and felt in this time.

If you want to know and to learn about this difficult chapter in german history, you just have to watch this documentary!!!


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