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Director
Andres Veiel

Filmography
1991 Winternachtstraum (doc)
1993 Balagan (doc)
1995 The Survivors (doc)
2001 Black Box Brd (doc)
2004 Addicted to Acting (doc)
2006 The Kick (doc)
2011 If Not Us, Who?

Biography
He was born in Stuttgart in 1959. He studied Psychology in Berlin, where he also attended seminars in directing at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien arts center led by Krzysztof Kieslowsky, among others. His 1993 film Balagan caused a sensation and received numerous awards. His two subsequent documentaries, Die Überlebenden (Adolf Grimme Award) and Black Box Brd (European Film Award for Best Documentary) have been similarly successful. If Not Us, Who? premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival 2011.

Main program

If Not Us, Who? / Andres Veiel

In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love affair in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Sensitive to the increasing restlessness of the times, the fiery couple lash out at the denial regarding their fathers’ roles in Hitler’s Third Reich. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house for controversial political works and become part of the spreading global uprising “If not us, who; If not now, when?” But discontentment with the world takes its toll on their tumultuous relationship. By the late 60s, Gudrun has joined rebellious Andreas Baader’s pro-violence cause and Bernward risks his sanity by using psychedelic drugs in his struggle to finally write the novel committed to changing the world... Based on the emotional, true story of an explosive era.


Director:Andres Veiel
Script:Andres Veiel
Cinematography:Judith Kaufmann
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Sound:Paul Oberle
Music:Annette Focks
Art Direction:Christian M. Goldbeck
Costumes:Bettina Marx
With:August Diehl (Bernward Vesper), Lena Lauzemis (Gudrun Ensslin), Alexander Fehling (Andreas Baader), Thomas Thieme (Will Vesper, Bernward’s father), Imogen Kogge (Rose Vesper, Bernward’s mother), Michael Wittenborn (Helmut Ensslin, Gudrun’s father), Susanne Lothar (Ilse Ensslin, Gudrun’s mother), Maria-Victoria Dragus (Ruth Ensslin, Gudrun’s sister)
World Sales:The Match Factory GmbH, Germany T. +49 221 539 409-0 , F. +49 221 539 709-10 info@matchfactory.de www.the-match-factory.com
Producer:Thomas Kufus
Production:Zero One Film, Germany T. +49 30 390 6630 F. +49 30 394 5834 office@zeroone.de www.zeroone. de
Production Country:Germany
Co-production:SWR, DEGETO, WDR, Deutschfilm, Senator Film Produktion
Format:35mm Color
Duration:124'
Production Year:2011
Alfred Bauer Prize & Guild of German Art House Cinemas Prize - Berlin IFF 2011, Film Award in Bronze for Outstanding Feature Film - German Film Awards
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 15:00 | ID:523
FRIDA LIAPPA:Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 18:00 | ID:944
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