The Baader Meinhof Complex

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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... read more
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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.

Original Release

09/25/2008

US Release

09/26/2008

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Cast

Bruno Ganz Horst Herold
Moritz Bleibtreu Andreas Baader
Martina Gedeck Ulrike Meinhof
Nadja Uhl Brigitte Mohnhaupt
Johanna Wokalek Gudrun Ensslin
Vinzenz Kiefer Peter-Jürgen Boock
Stipe Erceg Holger Meins
Niels-Bruno Schmidt Jan Carl Raspe / Jan Karl Raspe
Simon Licht Horst Mahler
Alexandra Maria Lara Petra Schelm
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Uli Edel

Writers

Bernd Eichinger, Uli Edel, Stefan Aust

Cast

Bruno Ganz Horst Herold
Moritz Bleibtreu Andreas Baader
Martina Gedeck Ulrike Meinhof
Nadja Uhl Brigitte Mohnhaupt
Johanna Wokalek Gudrun Ensslin
Vinzenz Kiefer Peter-Jürgen Boock
Stipe Erceg Holger Meins
Niels-Bruno Schmidt Jan Carl Raspe / Jan Karl Raspe
Simon Licht Horst Mahler
Alexandra Maria Lara Petra Schelm
Heino Ferch Horst Herold Assistant / Herolds Assistent
Daniel Lommatzsch Christian Klar
Sebastian Blomberg Rudi Dutschke
Jan Josef Liefers Peter Homann
Hannah Herzsprung Susanne Albrecht
Tom Schilling Josef Bachmann
Hans Werner Meyer Klaus-Rainer Röhl / Klaus Rainer Röhl
Katharina Wackernagel Astrid / Astrid Proll
Anna Thalbach Ingrid / Ingrid Schubert
Volker Bruch Stefan Aust

Producers

Editors

Alexander Berner

2009Golden GlobeBest Foreign Language Film Nominated
2009OscarBest Foreign Language Film of the Year Nominated
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