Jan 23, 2014
Jonas Odell directed Tussilago, a curious historical short presented using a mixture of live action footage, rotoscoped animation and pop art hailing from a time when Germany was still divided into an eastern and western bloc. Narrating the story of J2M/Red Army Faction member Norbert Kröcher's attempt to kidnap a politican to free his friends from jail (Operation Leo), we are offered this rollercoaster experience from the perspective of his ex-girlfriend.
West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested on March 31, 1977. He was leading a group planning to kidnap politician Anna-Greta Leijon. A number of suspects were arrested in the days following. One of them was Kröcher's ex-girlfriend, simply called 'A.' This is her story. Tussilago is a short film based on documentary interviews, starring Malin Buska and Camaron Silverek.