Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Can Taylanlar Can Taylanlar ... Mario (as Chan Taylanlar)
Frank Giering ... Andreas Baader
Laura Tonke ... Gudrun Ensslin
Hinnerk Schönemann Hinnerk Schönemann ... Victor
Sarah Riedel Sarah Riedel ... Inga
Angie Ojciec Angie Ojciec ... Claudia (as Angie Ojciek)
Bastian Trost Bastian Trost ... Jan
Sebastian Weberstein Sebastian Weberstein ... Erwin
Ludger Blanke Ludger Blanke ... Polizist
Birge Schade Birge Schade ... Ulrike Meinhof
Wolfgang Riehm ... Tagesschausprecher
Wolfgang Ritter Wolfgang Ritter ... Vollzugsbeamter
Ellen Schlootz Ellen Schlootz ... Maria
Andreas Hofer Andreas Hofer ... Ziebland
Rudi Knauss Rudi Knauss ... SPD Bezirksvorsitzender
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Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.

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17 October 2002 (Germany) See more »

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Baader Meinhof See more »

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Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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In the scene where the RAF members are filming each other with a Super-8 camera on a roof-top in Paris, the camera model is a Canon 310XL. This camera wasn't introduced until August 1975, but the scene is set in 1969. See more »

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Disappointing!
9 May 2006 | by narrator-snSee all my reviews

There's no doubt this unfruitful movie cannot keep up with other famous films like "Munich", which comes up to the same genre.

The main character, Andreas Baader (former Leader of the RAF), is embodied by Frank Giering, who is without doubt a miscast. Baader used to be a charismatic, spleenish and aggressive Leader, who was far from being "Mister nice guy". The movie tries to establish a love-story between Gudrun Ensslin and Andreas Baader, which is at the beginning equatable to a stereotypic Hollywood-movie. However, the history of the RAF was less-than-harmonic as the storyline pretends: Particularly Andreas Baader as a decided aggressive person never embodied a nice guy, as Frank Giering in his role suggests, but rather a wakefully psycho, who terrorised a whole nation.

Apart from the miscast of the main character, this movie is rather fiction than part of contemporary history. In fact, Baader died in prison and committed suicide. However, this movie pretends that the Leader of the RAF died on the run, which is, without doubt, a false illustration. Fiction should never be mixed up with contemporary history, mainly if the imaginary end of this movie is twice as boring as the "true story".

In short, this movie is kind of waste. Compared with the RAF, the characters symbolize a knock-off. Furthermore, the story is too far away from the historical events, which is kind of disappointing, especially as a result of the ridiculous ending. There's neither rhyme nor reason in that.


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