Synopsis by Tana Hobart
The powerful depiction of a story that split a country, the movie was equally controversial. Based on the well-publicized Baader-Meinhof terrorists, it is the tale of five terrorists who were brought to trial and accused of the murder of four United States servicemen in a terrorist bombing. One of the defendants dies of malnutrition after a hunger strike. A second dies of apparent suicide, leaving only three defendants at the time of the trial. The trial itself was almost travesty in that everything from defense attorneys who would abide by no rules, the presiding judge being removed and defense attorneys and prosecutors switching with almost daily regularity happened during this long and complicated court battle. The action and drama, however, are outstanding and this movie garnered multiple awards and nominations.
accusation, bomb, conflict, court [law], courtroom, killing, lawyer, resistance, suicide, terrorism, trial [courtroom], award, death, defense [military], dye, Germany, justice, prosecutor