The Baader Meinhof Complex Poster

Release Date: 2008

R|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
When German police viciously quell a protest against the shah of Iran, popular journalist Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) rebels against her dishonest marriage, walks away from her children and joins radical anarchist Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu). Together with Baader's girlfriend, Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek), they form the violent Red Faction Army, and together perpetrate a slew of terrorist attacks as a way of disrupting the fabric of what they see as an increasingly fascist state.

Cast: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz, Jan Josef Liefers, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heino Ferch, Nadja Uhl

Director: Uli Edel

Genres: Crime drama, Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Constantin Film Produktion

Keywords: 1970s, Prison, Temptation, Girlfriend, Pursuit, Tense


Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Foreign Language Film