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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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Christopher Roth
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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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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) is a fictionalization of the real life events that were also the basis for Germany in Autumn (1978), Black Box BRD (2001), Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986), A German Youth (2015), Starbuck Holger Meins (2002), Baader-Meinhof: In Love with Terror (2002), Andreas Baader - Der Staatsfeind (2002), Ulrike Marie Meinhof (1995), World in Action: Prisoner of Terrorism (1978), Deutsche Lebensläufe: Ulrike Meinhof (2007) and were strongly related with Wildentiere (1969), Gudrun Ensslin - the early years (1968), Den fjärde mannen (2014), Children of the Revolution (2010), Sekigun-P.F.L.P: Sekai sensô sengen (1971) and present in the storylines of Long Shadows (2008), The Worst Thing (2019) and Joschka und Herr Fischer (2011). See more »

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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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Features 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967) See more »

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nice fiction
11 November 2004 | by martin-sielaffSee all my reviews

I was disappointed by this movie, maybe because i had the wrong expectations.

My expection was to have a portrait about the person "Andi Baader", maybe how and why he became what he was. But it seems more like drifting away from the historical happenings into an "0815-gangster-movie"... including "a peaceful meeting of the opponents" (the meeting Krone - Baader during night on the road!) the death of Baader is so far away from reality... more in an idealistic gun-hero image "alone against the world" ...the abduction and assassination of Martin Schleyer is missing, too. Baader is an political thriller playing in a moving period of German history, using Names of real RAF-Members, but not displaying it in a historical "retrospective", but in a fictional story


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17 October 2002 (Germany) See more »

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