English Language Movie Poster
||March 7 and 8, 2018
Ziegler Film & Company
Gladbeck is a 2018 German two-part television drama, which was directed by Kilian Riedhof and produced by Ziegler Film from scripts by Holger Karsten Schmidt. The story centers on the Gladbeck hostage situation in August 1988, which became known throughout Germany, and was first broadcast on Das Erste on March 7 and 8, 2018.
On August 16, 1988, Dieter Degowski (Alexander Scheer) and Hans-Jürgen Rösner (Sascha A. Geršak) rob a bank. With Rösner's girlfriend Marion Löblich (Marie Rosa Tietjen) now an accomplice, they hijack a bus a short time later in Bremen. Afterwards, a hostage situation develops that will keep the whole of Germany on tenterhooks for three days because this is the first time that the public has witnessed such a crime up-close. Television and radio reporters are on the scene and transgress moral boundaries in their hunt for live, up-close coverage and the best pictures. They are right there with the perpetrators and their hostages, even talking to them. The criminals become media stars. Meanwhile, it becomes increasingly difficult for the police to coordinate further action. In their attempt to stop the hostage-takers, the authorities make more and more wrong decisions.
The following weapons were used in the film Gladbeck:
Colt Government Model
Hans-Jürgen Rösner (Sascha A. Geršak) uses a Colt Government Model as his personal firearm. The real Rösner actually used a Colt Government Model in 9x19mm during the Gladbeck hostage crisis.
Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Rösner holds his Colt to Harald Engels' (Johannes Allmayer) head to hold back the police.
After looking around, he discovers the bus...
...raises his Colt Government Model into the air....
...and fires to signal the bus driver to open the door.
He looks into the camera of Peter Meyer (Albrecht Schuch
) whom he invites to come to him.
During the interview he puts his Colt in the mouth. Note this is actual footage of the real interview.
The Colt lies on his right leg as he is interviewed in a Cologne pedestrian zone.
Marion Löblich (Marie Rosa Tietjen) is seen wielding a SIG-Sauer P225 that she receives from Hans-Jürgen Rösner.
Marion goes through the bus with her SIG-Sauer pistol.
She threatens Emanuele (Riccardo Campione) to let go of his little sister Tatiana (Giolina Ardente).
She brandishes the P225 while escorting two hostages to the toilet.
A slightly different view of the left side.
German Police officers including Alfred Schürmann (Sebastian Hülk) are armed with SIG-Sauer P226 pistols.
A police officer covers a colleague who reached the front door of the bank.
Another police officer checks the surroundings with his P226 while getting in position.
Police officer Jochen takes his pistol from his fanny pack.
Two officers point their pistols at Rösner and Degowski lying on the ground. The grip of another P226 is seen in the officer's (Alexander Wüst) holster hanging on his back.
Smith & Wesson Model 29
A Smith & Wesson Model 29, which was actually used in the hostage-taking, is carried by Dieter Degowski (Alexander Scheer).
Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 Magnum
Degowski holds the revolver in the bus.
: "Are you not worried that he could pull the trigger?
: "No, not really.
: "Too young...
He holds it at Silke Bischoff (Zsá Zsá Inci Bürkle) during the interview.
Degowski empties the revolver's cylinder after shooting at the Dutch police in anger.
He nervously shows the revolver to the reporters, giving a good view of the S&W logo.
A closer view of the sights while Degowski plays with the hammer.
Colt Detective Special
Degowski's (Alexander Scheer) revolver changes constantly to what appears to be a Colt Detective Special revolver with a three-inch barrel, shrouded ejector rod, and ramp front sight.
Colt Detective Special with full shroud - .38 Special
Degowski poses for a photograph for Peter Meyer.
He brandishes his revolver and points it at the windows of the bus.
A close-up of the revolver.
During the interview in Cologne, he threatens Silke after a reporter asks him to put it to her head.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
A policeman in Gladbeck is seen with a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with a straight waffle-style magazine. This configuration is also briefly seen used by a Dutch police officer. Some MP5A2s with curved magazines are wielded by German police officers at the end.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with original "slimline" handguard and straight "waffle"-style magazine - 9x19mm
The MP5A2 rests on the officer's lap.
The same officer takes cover with his MP5A2 in front of the bank.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with "tropical" wide handguard - 9x19mm
An officer gets out of a car with his MP5A2.
Another officer escorts a shocked Ines Voitle (Lilli Fichtner) away from the scene of the event, which allows a view of the stock and rear sight.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
German SEK (Spezialeinsatzkommando; "Special Task Force") and Dutch police forces use Heckler & Koch MP5A3s.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
An SEK officer points his MP5A3 at the bus.
Two Dutch police officers on the left next to the operations manager (Marcel Hensema) stand with their MP5A3s during the negotiation.
A Dutch aims his MP5. After this scene, a view through a scope is seen.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
At least one Dutch police officer carries an MP5K.
Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
The officer approaches the bus from the forest.
He retreats after a short firefight.
Heckler & Koch PSG-1
The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 is used by several Polizei snipers.
Heckler & Koch PSG-1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
A sniper deployes his PSG on a roof opposite the bank.
A shoulder view while aiming at the bank entrance.
Another sniper aims his PSG before being distracted by reporters.
A sniper team with the rifle.
A sniper stabilizes his PSG-1 with a rope.
The same sniper puts his finger on the trigger. The markings are visible.
Heckler & Koch G3SG/1
A Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 is briefly seen aimed by one police sniper in Gladbeck.
Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The sniper targets the bank.
Heckler & Koch G3A3ZF
Police teams in Gladbeck and Bremen are also equipped with scoped Heckler & Koch G3A3ZF rifles.
G3A3ZF with Hensoldt 4x24 optical sight - 7.62x51mm NATO
A police sniper runs with his G3A3ZF on a roof.
A sniper team waits for the order to fire at Rösner.
Another sniper readies his G3A3ZF.
Two smoke grenades are thrown by police officers at the end of the chase.
The two grenades under the BMW on the left.
Another view of one smoke grenade on the right.