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Scene from IF NOT US, WHO (photo © Markus Jans/zero one film)

Germany in the early 60s: a time of departure. Bernward Vesper, son of the Nazi-writer Will Vesper, is rebellious. During the night, he slams the angry words into his typewriter that he wants to throw in the face of the establishment. When he meets Gudrun Ensslin, it’s the beginning of an extreme affair: unconditional, excessive, beyond all thresholds of pain. Together they set off to conquer the world. But less than 10 years later, Bernward is caught up in the madness of drugs and Gudrun throws herself into the armed underground. For both of them, there is no turning back.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Andres Veiel
Screenplay Andres Veiel
Cinematography Judith Kaufmann
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Annette Focks
Christian M. Goldbeck
Cast Michael Wittenborn, Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling, Maria Dragus, Rainer Bock, Thomas Thieme, Susanne Lothar, August Diehl, Imogen Kogge
Producer Thomas Kufus
Production Company zero one film, in co-production with Degeto Film, WDR, SWR, Senator Film Produktion, deutschfilm/Berlin
Runtime 124 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2011 (In Competition), Moscow 2011, Jerusalem 2011, SANFIC Santiago de Chile 2011, Cambridge 2011, Chicago 2011, Sao Paulo 2011, Sevilla 2011, Palm Springs 2012, Sofia 2012
Awards Alfred Bauer Award Berlin 2011, German Film Award 2011 (Best Film Bronze)
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Hessische Filmförderung
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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