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Films & Schedules - The Baader Meinhof Complex

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 7:30 PM (WH)

Mon, Feb 9, 2009
at 7 PM (B3)

The Baader Meinhof Complex

DIRECTOR: Uli Edel - Germany

Edel's riveting thriller chronicles the rise and fall of the left-wing militant group the Red Army Faction (RAF), which carried out an international terrorist campaign in the 1970s opposing American imperialism and the West German establishment.  Based on Stefan Aust's definitive book about the group, Edel's film mixes tense action sequences with character studies, deftly exploring the contradictory mentality of a croup that murdered over 30 public figures to thwart what they perceived as a new fascist state.  An exceptional cast of young German actors, along with screen legend Bruno Ganz (portraying the head of the German police force charged with bringing the gang to justice), brings to life the chilling story of a political faction formed by radicalized children of the Nazi generation.  This year's German submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Selected Filmography: Zoo (81), Body of Evidence (93), The Little Vampire (00).

WH     150 Minutes    

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