STARBUCK – HOLGER MEINS

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STARBUCK – HOLGER MEINS

Gerd Conradt
D, 2001
Documentaries, 91min, OF

STARBUCK – HOLGER MEINS

Gerd Conradt
D, 2001
Documentaries, 91min, OF

Cast: 
Michael Ballhaus
Suzanne Beyeler
Manfred Blessmann
Gretchen Dutschke
Enzio Edschmid
Harun Farocki
Thomas Giefer
Alfred Klaus
Peter Lilienthal
Wilhelm Meins
Wolfgang Petersen
Margrit Schiller
Screenplay: 
Gerd Conradt
Hartmut Jahn
Sound: 
Oliver Lumpe
Camera: 
Armin Fausten
Hans Rombach
Steffen Grossmann
Philip Virus
Editor: 
Nelia Ibeh
Composer: 
Lars Löhn

Production: 
Hartmut Jahn Filmproduktion Waldstraße 1130163 Hannover, Deutschland T 611 542 09 99 hartmut@jahn.com
World Sales: 
Hartmut Jahn Filmproduktion Waldstraße 1130163 Hannover, Deutschland T 611 542 09 99 hartmut@jahn.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

Holger Meins (19411974), a member of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe, died after a hunger strike in a German prison. His death has been interpreted in different ways ever since: as murder, suicide, a martyrs death, a sacrifice, or just a pointless fatality. His life also offered plenty of room for speculation. Apart from being a terrorist, Meins was also a painter, filmmaker, and photographer. 25 years after his death, Gerd Conradt offers his view on the life and motives of the man he attended film school with. Conradts conclusion is that Meins was one of those people who had to live radically. «If I knew who God was, I would also know who I am», Meins wrote at the age of 20.