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The Baader Meinhof Complex [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [2008]

Release Date:03/30/2010
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    Special Features

    • How the film came about: The Baader Meinhof complex
    • Interview with author Stefan Aust
    • Interview with writer and producer Bernd Eichinger
    • The actors and their roles
    • Scoring Baader
    • On authenticity
    • Behind the scenes


    The Baader Meinhof Complex
    Director Uli Edel teams with screenwriter Bernd Eichinger to explore a dark period in German history with this drama detailing the rise and fall of the Red Army Faction, a left-wing terrorist organization that became increasingly active following World War II. Also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group, the Red Army Faction was formed by the radicalized children of the Nazi generation with the intended goal of battling Western imperialism and the West German establishment. Adapted from author Stefan Aust's definitive account of the group that resorted to killing innocent civilians in the name of democracy and justice, The Baader Meinhof Complex stars Moritz Bleibtreu as Andreas Baader and Martina Gedeck as Ulrike Meinhof. Bruno Ganz co-stars as Horst Herold, the head of the German police force faced with the task of bringing the Red Army Faction to justice. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Martina Gedeck
      Martina Gedeck - Ulrike Meinhof
    • Moritz Bleibtreu
      Moritz Bleibtreu - Andreas Baader
    • Johanna Wokalek
      Johanna Wokalek - Gudrun Ensslin
    • Bruno Ganz
      Bruno Ganz - Horst Herold
    • Vinzenz Kiefer
      Vinzenz Kiefer - Peter-Juergen Boock

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