Germany in Autumn (1978)

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This provocative film anthology contains nine short fiction and documentary films believed to have had great influence on the development of New German Cinema. Each of the five was directed by a different German filmmaker and are set during the politically tempestuous summer of 1977 in West Germany when terrorism ran rampant. Filmmakers include Fassbinder, Boll, Schlondorff, Sinkel, Kluge (who narrates) and more. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Germany in Autumn

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

At its best, the film argues that it's impossible to have a 'coherent' left wing position on terrorism.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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It's sometimes startlingly beautiful, often obscure and confusing, sometimes funny and mostly disturbing, as it should be.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is, of course, wildly uneven (and sometimes insufferable), but there is an urgency and engagement in each of the episodes.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Germany in Autumn, though its contributions are uneven, is a fascinating political symposium, in which the cost of preserving order is anxiously measured against the cost of the order that is being preserved.

Aug 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Though events happened over thirty years ago, the film is still relevant, exciting, urgent and mind-blowing.

Feb 26, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A compelling and historically significant addition to German cinema, but those unfamiliar with that country's political situation may find it difficult to relate to.

Nov 13, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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