House by the lake –

Sympathi­santen – Unser Deutsch­er Herbst

Director Felix Moeller presents his mother Margarethe von Trotta and her companions during the time of politically explosive 1970s in Germany. 40 years later he held conversations with his mother and stepfather Volker Schlöndorff, was allowed to view the diaries of von Trotta and interviewed further friends and contemporary witnesses like Daniel Cohn-Bendit, René Böll, Christof Wackernagel or Karl-Heinz Dellwo.

Because of their political opinions a lot of artists and intellectuals during those times were – partly rightly, partly not – seen as sympathizers of then active RAF terrorists. In this history documentation Felix Moeller traces their convictions in very personal interviews, adds contemporary photos and film material and revives the so called “German Herbst” as a combination of family-, film- and political history.

  • Credits


    LENGTH 106min

    DIRECTOR Felix Moeller

    SCRIPT Felix Moeller

    CAMERA  Börres Weiffenbach

    CAST Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Marius Müller-Westernhagen u.a 

    FSK 12