Monday, April 7th 2008 7:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
German w/English subtitles
Tickets: $ 5.00 / Free for FOG Members
Tel. +1 323 5253388
1997, 180 min., color, Beta SP Proj.
Todesspiel documents the events of the “German Autumn” 1977 when RAF kidnapped H. M. Schleyer, a prominent businessman, and Palestinian terrorists hijacked a Lufthansa flight, both aiming to gain the release of imprisoned RAF members, including Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof.
This prize-winning documentary by Heinrich Breloer re-enacts the key scenes, while punctuating the unfolding drama with interviews with some of the key participants.
With this technique, Breloer manages to create an electrifying account of contemporary history and a spectacular genre film at the same time.
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2940809.htm
Added by Goethe-Institut on March 27, 2008