The actress Jella Haase (28), known for her role of the rebellious problem student Chantal Ackermann in the film trilogy “Fack ju Göthe”, spoke about the Red Army Faction (RAF) in the magazine “Zeit Verbrechen”.
You share the basic idea of the association, more precisely "the criticism of capitalism".
Haase said: "The rampant capitalism and the markets should be better regulated by law, corporations like Amazon or Google should be taxed completely differently."
The magazine wanted to know from the actress which criminals she admired.
Haase calls the sprayer group "1UPCrew" from Berlin because their graffiti pointed to social grievances, and the RAF.
She is working on a monologue based on RAF texts.
"The RAF killed people, I must not and do not want to play down that," says Haase.
"But the basic idea, the criticism of capitalism, I share."
Haase goes on to say that she can understand the terrorists' "anger".
When mankind looks back on our time 100 years from now, they will ask themselves how one could live in such a system that is focused on consumption and economic growth.
Haase then formulated the daring thesis that humanity will "look at us as incomprehensively as we look today at the followers of National Socialism".
The left-wing extremist terrorist organization RAF, founded in 1970 by Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Ulrike Meinhof and others, was responsible for over 30 murders in Germany until 1991. It received nationwide attention at the latest with the kidnapping and murder of the employer president Hanns Martin Schleyer in 1977.
Haase wants a "kind of eco-guerrilla"
In her current film “Until we are dead or free”, Haase plays a left-wing activist who is charged with participating in an illegal demonstration.
A role that Haase can partially identify with.
"Breaking rules and laws in order to provide food for thought and initiate change is justifiable - for example, with climate protection," says Haase.
"The illegal occupations in the Hambacher Forest or the Dannenröder Forest are an example."
If she had the opportunity, Haase would like to enact stricter laws on climate protection.
"I like to imagine that in 50 years' time there will be a kind of eco-guerrilla in power that can reconstruct the ecological footprint of every person and every company," said Haase.
"And the biggest climate criminals then go to prison."
This is not the first time the Berliner has made a political statement.
In the “Tagesspiegel” of August last year, she said that one can no longer afford “the luxury of being apolitical” today.
Specifically, it was about posts by the actress in social media, with which she drew attention to the situation of migrants in Lesbos.
Haase said in the interview that she found it "inhuman" that Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) had forbidden to take in more people from the Moria camp, which had burned down at the time, even though the state of Berlin wanted to take them in.
However, the actress also emphasized that political engagement should not get out of hand with people in her professional group.
She thinks it is important that actors do not "permanently wear the activist's label on their foreheads" so that they can continue to play everything.