Starbuck Holger Meins
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Time Out saysA documentary portrait of Holger Meins, the Red Army Faction member who died in Stammheim prison, following a hunger strike in 1974. His painful death was the culmination of a journey from art school, via film-making, to increasingly militant actions against the Vietnam War, media monopolies and corporate control. Friends contribute numerous memories, there are clips from his short work and valuable archive footage of both the times and his creatively oppositional community. If, finally, we do not come away with a clear sense of the man's interior motivation, this is partly because so much of his identity was bound up in the larger social frame, one well-communicated in this intelligent work. Meins' codename 'Starbuck', incidentally, was drawn from Moby-Dick.
Cast and crew
Enzio Edschmid, Harun Farocki, Thomas Giefer, Alfred Klaus, Rainer Langhans, Wilhelm Meins, Wolfgang Petersen, Margrit Schiller, Ulrike Meinhof, Holger Meins, Otto Schily, Mark Wahlberg, Gretchen Dutschke, George Clooney, Michael Ballhaus, Suzanne Beyeler, Manfred Blessmann, Rudi Dutschke