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Der rote Baron (2008)

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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomás Koutník ...
Tomás Ibl ...
Albert Franc ...
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Sternberg
Hanno Koffler ...
Lehmann
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Hawker
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Brown
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Bodenschatz
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Kirmaier (as Lukás Príkazký)
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Ondrej Volejník ...
1st German Soldier
Jirí Wohanka ...
2nd German Soldier
Iveta Jirícková ...
Redhead Whore
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Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical challenge and honorable acting, ignoring the terrible extent of war. But after falling in love with the nurse Käte, Manfred realizes he is only used for propaganda means. Caught between his disgust for the war, and the responsibility for his fighter wing, von Richthofen sets out to fly again. Written by j

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Heroes Rise. Empires Fall. Legends Endure. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for war violence, some disturbing images and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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10 April 2008 (Germany)  »

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The Red Baron  »

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Budget:

€18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,931 (USA) (19 March 2010)

Gross:

$36,569 (USA) (9 April 2010)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Til Schweiger was 42 when he played Werner Voss who didn't even live to be 21. See more »

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The Curtiss JN4 (Jenny) was produced in the US as a trainer from 1915 to 1918. None were exported except to England, so the Germans would not have had one to play with. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bodenschatz: Are you out of your bloody minds?
Manfred von RichthofenSternbergVossLehmann: [in unison] Yes, sir.
Bodenschatz: You risk the squadron planes to attend an enemy funeral?
Manfred von RichthofenSternbergVossLehmann: [in unison] Yes, sir!
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Open Skies
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published by b612 publishing / Reamonn Publishing
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The Red Baron 2008
7 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching the Red Baron I find even though not being a major star packed Hollywood production It was great.

Being a foreign film and not familiar with previous work of the actors made it even more enjoyable for me by lending more to the characters, as opposed to watching major Hollywood actors from other films that many times seem to detract from the character role or storyline.

This is a story of Manfred Von Richthofen The famous Red Baron a flying ace during WW1 that gives a true perspective of the nobility approach to air war during that time, so unlike the wars that followed...although sometimes loosely factually based it held true to The Knights of the sky theme, This idealism of course was dramatically contrasted by great dynamic dialogue involving romance between the pilot and a well opposed reality grounded nurse. This was not a propaganda or pro war film at all nor a documentary but a really good interpretation of the times that were.

On a technical note there were only a few scenes through the eagerness to create on computer actual air battle action that seemed at times a little too cluttered where the flying formations were a little too close and too fast moving for the time and the air craft, In an effort they tried to fit it all in the screen but in this case less and slower would have been better. Still these scenes could've been left out and this would have still been a great movie. Overall this was well worth my viewing time.


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