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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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Heinrich Breloer
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Cast

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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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 June 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Pool See more »

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DEM 7,000,000 (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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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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