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The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) - Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Johanna Wokalek, Uli Idel

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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 still fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation led by Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu), Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek) 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 (Bruno Ganz). And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama Germany true terror German radical bomb explosion social unrest Nazi post-World War II

Persons of interest

  • Martina Gedeck .... Ulrike Meinhof
  • Moritz Bleibtreu .... Andreas Baader
  • Johanna Wokalek .... Gudrun Ensslin
  • Nadja Uhl .... Brigitte Mohnhaupt
  • Jan Josef Liefers .... Peter Homann
  • Stipe Erceg .... Holger Meins
  • Niels-Bruno Schmidt .... Jan Carl Raspe
  • Vinzenz Kiefer .... Peter-Jürgen Boock
  • Simon Licht .... Horst Mahler
  • Alexandra Maria Lara .... Petra Schelm
  • Hannah Herzsprung .... Susanne Albrecht
  • Tom Schilling .... Josef Bachmann
  • Daniel Lommatzsch .... Christian Klar
  • Sebastian Blomberg .... Rudi Dutschke
  • Eckhard Dilssner .... Horst Bubeck
  • Bruno Ganz .... Horst Herold
  • Hans Werner Meyer .... Klaus-Peter Röhl
  • Katharina Wackernagel .... Astrid
  • Anna Thalbach .... Ingrid
  • Volker Bruch .... Stefan Aust
  • Thomas Thieme .... Richter Dr Prinzing
  • Jasmin Tabatabai .... Hanne
  • Susanne Bormann .... Peggy
  • Gerald Alexander Held .... Siegfried Buback
  • Bernd Stegemann .... Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • Hubert Mulzer .... Jürgen Ponto
  • Annika Kuhl .... Irmgard
  • Patrick von Blume .... Herb
  • Sandra Borgmann .... Ruth
  • Michael Schenk .... Anwalt Hagemann
  • Hannes Wegener .... Willy Peter Stoll
  • Johannes Suhm .... Thorsten
  • Stefan Aust .... Author
  • Uli Edel .... Screenwriter
  • Bernd Eichinger .... Screenwriter
  • Uli Edel .... Director

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Theatrical report

Germany. The 1970s. You just know it's going to get ugly.

The Baader Meinhof Complex is about Germany's baby-boomers, the first post-Nazi generation. They hate their parents for taking part in the Nazi evil and loading them with an impossible debt to repay and so they rebel. Like any other rebellion, violence is quick to occur and quicker to escalate. There's nothing quite like watching someone who believes that they're right.

This is not a film for the faint-of-heart, nor for the short-of-attention-span. It's hard-core, dramatic and German.

The drama, Germany, true movie The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) is directed by Uli Idel and stars Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Johanna Wokalek.

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong violence, coarse language and nudity)

Surveillance time

149 minutes (2:29 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 7 May 2009

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