Documentaries

STARBUCK – HOLGER MEINS

Gerd Conradt
DEU 2001
91min
V'02

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.

Credits
  • Oliver Lumpe
  • Gerd Conradt
  • Hartmut Jahn
  • Armin Fausten
  • Hans Rombach
  • Steffen Grossmann
  • Philip Virus
  • Lars Löhn
  • Michael Ballhaus
  • Suzanne Beyeler
  • Manfred Blessmann
  • Gretchen Dutschke
  • Enzio Edschmid
  • Harun Farocki
  • Thomas Giefer
  • Alfred Klaus
  • Peter Lilienthal
  • Wilhelm Meins
  • Wolfgang Petersen
  • Margrit Schiller
  • Nelia Ibeh
Hartmut Jahn Filmproduktion Waldstraße 1130163 Hannover, Deutschland T 611 542 09 99 hartmut@jahn.com

Hartmut Jahn Filmproduktion Waldstraße 1130163 Hannover, Deutschland T 611 542 09 99 hartmut@jahn.com

35 mm
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