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In 1977, skyjackers abduct Lufthansa Flight 181, subsequently involving Germany's special operations unit GSG 9 to free all the hostages.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Kretschmann ... Kapitän Jürgen Schumann
Nadja Uhl ... Stewardess Gabriele Dillmann
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Kapitän Mahmud
Herbert Knaup ... Oberstleutnant Ulrich Wegener
Jürgen Tarrach Jürgen Tarrach ... Hans Jürgen Wischnewski
Christian Berkel ... Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt
Simon Verhoeven ... Co-Pilot Jürgen Vietor
Tobias Licht Tobias Licht ... Hauptmann Baum
Cornelia Schmaus Cornelia Schmaus ... Lyvia Vamos
Mohcine Nadifi ... Walbi Harb
Franz Dinda ... Peter-Jürgen Boock
Youssef Hamid Youssef Hamid ... Dr. Wadi Haddad
Gernot Alwin Kunert Gernot Alwin Kunert ... Hanns Martin Schleyer (as Gernot Kunert)
Bettina Hoppe Bettina Hoppe ... Brigitte Mohnhaupt
Abdellatif Chaouki Abdellatif Chaouki ... Scheich Ahmed
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On September 5, 1977 in Colgone, Germany during the German Autumn of 1977, businessman Hanns-Martin Schleyer is kidnapped by Palestinian-Arabic terrorists from the RAF (Red Army Fraction). They demand the release of their former leaders Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe from the , who are arrested in the prison of Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart, Germany. However, the democratic West German party, lead by Chancellor Helmut Schmidt refuses to negotiate with terrorists and doesn't want to give into their demands because he doesn't want to ruin his or Germany's reputation so that it remains as a powerful, strong, free and democratic country. When the German government delays, and eventually refuses this release, some other Palestinian Arabic terrorists friends of the RAF) who are four members of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) with close, friendly ties to the RAF hijack a homeward bound Boeing 737-230C Lufthansa plane with the name "Landshut" with ... Written by Anonymous

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Germany | France

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German | English | Arabic

Release Date:

30 November 2008 (Germany) See more »

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Bine aţi venit la Mogadishu See more »

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Baden-Württemberg, Germany See more »

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€6,700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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It cost about $70,000 to paint the 737. See more »

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The flight attendant control panel (visible next to Gaby's jump seat during the emergency landing scene) is entirely in French. "Landshut", the aircraft involved in the hijacking, was delivered brand-new to Lufthansa and should have had a control panel either in English, in German or in both languages. See more »

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A very pleasant surprise!
5 October 2009 | by buigerSee all my reviews

TV movies don't get much better than this. Very well made thriller about a true story, told the way it should be; without exaggerating, without unnecessary melodrama, realistically, with all the right details and no stupid mistakes (even the cigarette brands where authentic for the period), the closest possible to what it was really like.

Most of all, the filmmakers do not worry about being politically correct, they tell a story about a very troublesome period in recent German (and not only) history, worrying only about being true to the story itself! How refreshing! My compliments, very well done!


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