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If Not Us, Who? (2011)

Wer wenn nicht wir (original title)
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West Germany, early 1960s. Star crossed lovers Bern and Gudrun begin a life long affair in the stifling atmosphere of provincial Germany. Setting out to challenge the establishment they ... See full summary »

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Andres Veiel

Writers:

Gerd Koenen (story), Andres Veiel (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
August Diehl ... Bernward Vesper
Lena Lauzemis ... Gudrun Ensslin
Alexander Fehling ... Andreas Baader
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Willi Vesper - Vater
Imogen Kogge Imogen Kogge ... Rose Vesper - Mutter
Michael Wittenborn ... Helmut Ensslin - Vater
Susanne Lothar ... Ilse Ensslin - Mutter
Sebastian Blomberg ... Klaus Roehler
Vicky Krieps ... Dörte
Martin Butzke Martin Butzke ... Dieter Kunzelmann
Christina Hecke ... Anne
Maria Dragus ... Ruth Ensslin (as Maria-Victoria Dragus)
Rainer Bock ... Verteidiger
Susanne-Marie Wrage ... Gefängnisleiterin
Benjamin Sadler ... Walter Jens
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West Germany, early 1960s. Star crossed lovers Bern and Gudrun begin a life long affair in the stifling atmosphere of provincial Germany. Setting out to challenge the establishment they become part of the global uprising joining forces with leftist writers and political activists. By the late 60s Gudrun has joined the Baader pro-violence gang and Bern risks his sanity to finally writing a novel to change the world. An emotional true story of an explosive era starring August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds, Salt).

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

10 March 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

An ohi emeis, poioi? See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$248,408
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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16 October 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

While not exactly the same thing as the movie Baader Meinhof (which came out at least a year prior to this), it seems to cut into the same themes. If you watch closer though, you will see, that this a different beast. And while the intentions displayed here are really good (and the narrative is pretty straightforward), it lacks something that I saw in the other movie.

Decent enough effort is being made in telling the story (with the acting supporting this), but in the end something seems to be missing. It is nice seeing a movie being made on that scale in Germany (even though you wish they would have gone another route) and will appeal to quite a few people for sure.


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