STAMMHEIM - THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL
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.
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.