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The Baader Meinhof Complex
Institute of Contemporary Arts
August 2022
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.
 
06:10 pm
Fri, 22 Feb 2019
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