Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Der Baader-Meinhof Komplex
This Oscar-nominated movie takes a look at the origins and activities of the Red Army Faction / Baader-Meinhof Complex in Germany during the 1970s. It was founded by a young couple who were opposed to the Vietnam War and capitalist society, and who morphed from activists to terrorists. In the process they lost the moral high ground and it was only a matter of time before the law caught up with them. In German language with English subtitles.

148 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity, Violence).
Action, Biographical, Crime, On the art circuit
Sorry it was a bit cramped in the very back...
Sorry it was a bit cramped in the very back...


Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Jan Josef Liefers, Stipe Erceq, Niels-Bruno Schmidt
Uli Edel
ScreenplayBernd Eichinger, Uli Edel, from the book by Stefan Aust
MusicPeter Hinderthür, Florian Tessloff
CinematographyRainer Klausmann
EditingAlexander Berner
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2008
Produced byConstantin Film Produktion, Nouvelles éditions de Films, G.T. Film Production, Dune Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiography, historical, documentary, drama
LanguageStrong, crude, vulgar, abusive, high impact
NudityBrief, infrequent exposure of breasts and genitalia area, no close-up, non-sexual
SexBrief, infrequent simulated sex with suggestive sounds
ViolenceIntense, realistic, graphic, bloody, frequent, high impact
Drug abuseNone
CommentsTerrorism acts are cold, callous, brutal.
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Rottentomatoes critics
22 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIntricately researched and impressively authentic slice of modern German History, with a terrific cast, assured direction, and a cracking script.

What the People say

3159 Netizens quote iconAction movie, leaves open many questions

Average .. 58%



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