Based on the well-publicized Baader-Meinhof terrorists, it is the tale of five terrorists who were brought to trial and accused of the murder of four United States servicemen in a terrorist bombing. One of the defendants dies of malnutrition after a hunger strike. A second dies of apparent suicide, leaving only three defendants at the time of the trial. The trial itself was almost travesty in that everything from defense attorneys who would abide by no rules, the presiding judge being removed and defense attorneys and prosecutors switching with almost daily regularity happened during this long and complicated court battle.
Ulrich Tukur, Hans Kremer, Therese Affolter, Ulrich Pleitgen, Sabine Wegner, Hans Christian Rudolph, Peter Danzeisen, Holger Mahlich, Marina Wandruszka, Horst Mendroch, Günther Flesch, Fred Hospowsky, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Angela Buddecke, Dominique Horwitz