The Baader-Meinhof Complex DVD
You save £12 (66%)
|Add to Wishlist|
In Stock - should be despatched within 24 hours. Despatched from the UK. Delivery timesUsually 2-3 days to reach UK addresses. Europe takes around 2 days longer and International destinations take 1-2 weeks
FREE to UK addresses.
Costs to other countriesUK: Free
Western Europe: £2.00
Rest of the world: £3.00
If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us within 14 days. More details
Related Special Offers
Directed by Uli Edel
Produced in 2008
Main Language - German with English subtitles
Alan Hunter believes this exploration of the Red Army Faction in the 1960s is a must see for the politically alert.
The story is of the Red Army Faction growing out of Germany’s student movement in the late 1960s. It’s superbly photographed and has a fine cast, but earns endless controversy simply because there were hundreds of members of the RAF and tens of victims. All think their story should be told. This film concentrates on the leaders: petty crook and borderline everything-opath, Andreas Baader, his girlfriend Gudrun Ensslin and journalist turned revolutionary, Ulricke Meinhof. We spend time on the highlights and the genesis of the RAF, but next to no time on how the complete lack of response by those in power caused so many people over so many years to join a violent revolutionary group.
A must see for those of us becoming adults at the time and for the politically alert of any age, it may not be perfect but at least it’s a framework. If you were one of the millions who demonstrated for no Iraq invasion and were appalled that it made no difference then you’ll identify with the motives, if not the crimes.
Dramatisation of the inner workings of 1970s radically left-wing German terrorist group The Red Army Faction (RAF). Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck and Johanna Wokalek star as Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin, the trio at the core of the organisation, which carried out bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations throughout the late 1960s and 70s in an attempt to redress the wrongs of the Nazi generation. Bruno Ganz co-stars as Horst Herold, the head of the German police who must gain an understanding into the young terrorists' reasoning even as he hunts them down.
Length: 150 mins
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Cat No: MP827D
Format: DVD Colour