Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

The Baader-Meinhof Gang on trial in maximum security Stammheim prison. Scenes and dialogue are based on the research by bestselling Der Spiegel journalist Stefan Aust. The film deals with the question of how a democratic state should deal with those trying to abolish it.

tags: Documentary, Society, Justice, Feature film

With: Ulrich Pleitgen, Ulrich Tukur, Therese Affolter, Sabine Wegner, Hans Kremer


Screenplay: Stefan Aust

Director of Photography: Frank Brühne, Günter Wulff

Film Editor: Heidi Handorf

Composer: Marcel Wengler

Production Designer: Dieter Flimm

Costume Design: Sabine Birker, Nikol Putz

Sound: Jan van der Eerden

Producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf, Jürgen Flimm

Production Company: Bioskop-Film GmbH, Thalia-Theater Hamburg

Distributor: STUDIOCANAL GmbH

Director: Reinhard Hauff


Reinhard Hauff was born 1939 as son of a magistrate in Marburg, Germany. He moved to Munich to study literature and sociology, dropping out to work for television at Munich's Bavaria Studios. The top German entertainment director of the time, Michael Pfleghar, became his mentor starting 1964. But Hauff wanted to make movies: In 1968, he started to make documentaries, TV movies and theatrical films. In 1974, he co-founded Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf. STAMMHEIM – THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL won the Golden Bear at Berlin 1986. In 1993, he started to retire from active filmmaking and became head of dffb film school in Berlin, where he shared his expertise with young filmmakers until 2005. Reinhard Hauff lives in Munich with his wife.