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The Baader Meinhof complex [videorecording] /
Constantin Film and Bernd Eichinger present ; a production of Constantin Film ; in co-production with Nouvelles Éditions de Films and G.T. Film Production ; and NDR ... [et al.] ; an Uli Edel film ; a Bernd Eichinger production ; written and produced by Bernd Eichinger ; co-writer, Uli Edel ; directed by Uli Edel.
edition
2-disc special ed.
imprint
[Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Home Video, 2010.
description
2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0788610368, 9780788610363
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Home Video, 2010.
isbn
0788610368
9780788610363
standard identifier
030306792798
publisher #
DVD7927
contents note
Disc 1: Feature film -- Disc 2: Bonus features.
credits note
Director of photography, Rainer Klausmann ; edited by Alexander Berner ; music by Peter Hinderthür and Florian Tessloff.
general note
Based on the book by Stefan Aust.
Bonus features: disc 1. The making of The Baader Meinhof complex. disc 2: How the film came about; Interview with auther Stefan Aust; Interview with writer and producer Bernd Eichinger; The actors on their roles; Scoring Baader; On authenticity; Behind the scenes.
Originally produced in 2008.
performer
Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl, Jan Josef Liefers, Stipe Erceg, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Vinzenz Kiefer, Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Hannah Herzsprung, Daniel Lommatzsch, Sebastian Blomberg, Heino Ferch.
abstract
Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism. The man who understands them is also their hunter, the head of the German police force, Horst Herold.
language note
In German with optional English subtitles; credits in English.
catalogue key
7079762
target audience
Rating: R; for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
technical details
DVD, NTSC; widescreen, aspect ratio 1.85.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2010-05-15:
Incensed at alleged governmental fascism, a group of left-wing domestic terrorists known as the Red Army Faction beginning in the late 1960s mounted a decades-long urban guerrilla campaign of robberies, kidnappings, bombings, and assassinations targeting the German establishment. Director Uli Edel captures the operational methodology and internecine tension of these mostly middle-class radicals in a propulsive docudrama that shines a light without passing judgment in this thinking person's political thriller. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation led by Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu), Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek) are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society, but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold (Bruno Ganz). And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

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