If Not Us, Who? (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

If Not Us, Who? (2011)



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Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin are dedicated to the power of the written word and between them, start a publishing house. Controversially, their first publication is by Bernward's ostracized father who has connections with the Nazi's. Bernward defends his father's writing but is suspecious himself about is father's past. Gudrun too finds herself suspicious of her own father's role in Hitler's Third Reich and soon they face a backlash for their publications. Soon their lives turn upside down and they find themselves in a struggle in their relationship and also their lives.


Alexander Fehling
as Andreas Baader
August Diehl
as Bernward Vesper
Rainer Bock
as Verteidiger
Susanne Lothar
as Ilse Ensslin
Lena Lauzemis
as Gudrun Ensslin
Thomas Thieme
as Will Vesper
Imogen Kogge
as Rose Vesper
Michael Wittenborn
as Helmut Ensslin
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Critic Reviews for If Not Us, Who?

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

A very welcome addition to the canon of radical-political biographies.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Has the same slightly flavourless character as Uli Edel's 2008 film The Baader Meinhof Complex.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The themes foment, yet never quite ferment into a convincing brew.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A very, very solid, if a tad unadventurous, debut feature from Andres Veiel.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you already own The Baader Meinhof Complex and you're looking for the other half of the definitive Red Army Faction double-bill, here it is.

February 29, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For a film about revolutionaries, this plays it far too safe.

February 29, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for If Not Us, Who?

A tragic and moving film with great performances by August Diehl as Bernward Vesper and especially Lena Lauzemis as Gudrun Ensslin. Great score by Annette Focks.

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