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Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot

France, Switzerland, Germany 2015 93 mins.

“The arresting, eloquent persuasion of Ulrike Meinhof emerges full force from this brilliant debut feature by Jean-Gabriel Périot who culled German television libraries to deftly assemble a dense mosaic of still-urgent archival footage tracing the Red Army’s birth and fall. Wisely refusing any kind of overarching commentary, Périot allows Meinhof herself to raise the incredibly timely question of how a true revolution might be won without a disastrous turn to violence.”—Haden Guest, Film Comment. 

Genres: Experimental



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