If Not Us, Who? (2011)
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Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin are dedicated to the power of the written word and between them, start a publishing house. Controversially, their first publication is by Bernward's ostracized father who has connections with the Nazi's. Bernward defends his father's writing but is suspecious himself about is father's past. Gudrun too finds herself suspicious of her own father's role in Hitler's Third Reich and soon they face a backlash for their publications. Soon their lives turn upside down and they find themselves in a struggle in their relationship and also their lives. … More
as Andreas Baader
as Bernward Vesper
as Ilse Ensslin
as Gudrun Ensslin
as Will Vesper
as Rose Vesper
as Helmut Ensslin
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Critic Reviews for If Not Us, Who?
This is a shrewd two-pronged portrait of psychological unravelling against a vast political backdrop, with a daring, disturbing performance from Lauzemis.
The film effectively conveys the way in which key events from the Sixties radicalised them both and propelled Gudrun into the arms of charismatic activist Andreas Baader.
Has the same slightly flavourless character as Uli Edel's 2008 film The Baader Meinhof Complex.
A very, very solid, if a tad unadventurous, debut feature from Andres Veiel.
If you already own The Baader Meinhof Complex and you're looking for the other half of the definitive Red Army Faction double-bill, here it is.
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