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Germany in Autumn (1978)
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Germany in Autumn (1978)
Original name: Deutschland im Herbst
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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 Faction). 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 Enslin, and Jean-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.
Style: thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, semi documentary
Plot: society, terrorism, funeral, confined, politics, kidnapping, danger, political unrest, gays and lesbians, deadly, leadership, state affairs, female director, conversation, police, cemetery, television, autumn, cigarette smoking, roadblock, german history, dispute, cocaine, archive footage, political protest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, west germany

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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
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Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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