Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody “Deutschen Herbst” in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust’s standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The story centers on the leadership of the self named anti-fascist resistance to state violence: Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin.
A look at Germany’s terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and ’70s.
Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he’s only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. Written by Constantin Film
|Cast:||Alexander Held, Alexandra Maria Lara, Andreas Tobias, Anna Thalbach, Annika Kuhl, Bernd Stegemann, Britta Hammelstein, Bruno Ganz, Christian Blümel, Christian Näthe, Daniel Lommatzsch, Hannah Herzsprung, Hannes Wegener, Hans Peter Hallwachs, Hans Werner Meyer, Heino Ferch, Hubert Mulzer, Jan Josef Liefers, Jasmin Tabatabai, Joachim Paul Assböck, Johanna Wokalek, Johannes Suhm, Katharina Wackernagel, Martin Glade, Martina Gedeck, Michael Gwisdek, Moritz Bleibtreu, Nadja Uhl, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Nina Eichinger, Peter Schneider, Samir Fuchs, Sandra Borgmann, Sebastian Blomberg, Simon Licht, Stipe Erceg, Sunnyi Melles, Susanne Bormann, Thomas Thieme, Tom Schilling, Vinzenz Kiefer, Volker Bruch|
|Country:||Czech Republic, France, Germany|
|Language:||English, Français, Deutsch, svenska|