The Baader Meinhof Complex, dir. Uli Edel, Germany 2008, 150 min., German with English subtitles
When German police viciously quell a protest against the shah of Iran, left-wing journalist Ulrike Meinhof leaves her job, walks away from her middle-class marriage and children, and joins radical anarchist Andreas Baader. Together with Baader’s girlfriend, Gudrun Ensslin, they form the violent Red Army Faction and perpetrate a slew of terrorist attacks to disrupt the fabric of what they see as an increasingly fascist state.
In Uli Edel’s critically lauded The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Bruno Ganz delivers a brilliant interpretation of Horst Herold, the real-life chief of the Federal German Police, who believes that the gang can only be combated by understanding the minds and ambitions of the terrorists.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
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