Der rote Schatten

  • 104'
  • Germany
  • 2017

"The problem with films about terrorist group RAF is not the stories or the characters that we know; it is the pictures that we have to deal with. [...] The supposedly true, the historic pictures, are wrong, because they have become wrong through their endless repetition."

"John Ford has been quoted a thousand times: 'When the legend becomes fact, print the legend'. Here my goal was to let the 'truth' collide directly with the 'myths'. [...] I attempted to depict the myth of the Stammheim murders – of which no pictures exist – as if it were the truth. Because everything in this chapter of German history is a labyrinth of different layers of the supposed truth and of lies – and we carry them over and over again, on a staircase straight out of M.C. Escher, down the stairs and back up again." (Dominik Graf

Director
Dominik Graf
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
104'
Medium
File
International title
The Red Shadow
Language
German
Producers
Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Production Company
Sommerhaus Filmproduktion
Sales
Bavaria Media
Screenplay
Raul Grothe, Dominik Graf
Cinematography
Hendrik A. Kley, Jakob Beurle
Editor
Tobias Streck
Production Design
Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer
Music
Sven Rossenbach, Florian Van Volxem
Cast
An Dorthe Braker, Karimah El-Giamal

Programme IFFR 2018

A History of Shadows

A series of films that shows the diverse and contemporary ways in which cinema revisits the past and re-evaluates the position of history’s losers.

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