Baader Meinhof Complex
Set in Germany during the 1970's, the Baader Meinhof
Complex involves a group of deadly terrorist attacks led by the children
of former Nazi’s. This group is lead by Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu),
Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek) who
have vowed a war against American imperialism in their country.
The story is about the rise
and fall of the Red Army Faction (RAF) and the
only man between them and Germany is a police officer named Herold
(Bruno Ganz) who is investigating and tracking their crimes which leads
to some unusual confrontations.
The film is a very dark look at humanity at its worst as
these “children” attempt to create anarchy and reform Germany in their
own idealisation of Germany’s former glory. With a wonderful screenplay
and powerful acting by all involved, director Uli Edel almost transforms
this movie into a look at urban warfare and is almost a social
commentary of the time.
At times, it also parallels the name of the movie as the
viewer is also taken on political journey about Baader and Meinhof and
the film mimics the original novel by Stefan Aust quite well.
Although the violence in the movie is unjustified, it’s a
very compelling film that goes beyond just blood and gore and on
Blu-ray, it’s truly a cinematic treat. Definitely a must see movie which
comes highly recommended!
The Making of The Baader Meinhoff Complex