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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

Country: Germany/France/Czech Republic
Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek

Based on the 1985 best selling non-fiction book of the same name, The Baader Meinhof Complex recounts the true story of the Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction), a militant left-wing group that perpetrated a number of violent acts in West Germany during the '60s and '70s.

Like Carlos, this long film engages with the mythology of the radical left, confronting questions of celebrity and cool during an oft-romanticised moment in history. The film focuses on Ulrike Meinhof and Andreas Baader, a young couple that became the celebrity core of political violence in Germany.

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