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The Baader Meinhof Complex Torrent

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646f9e108c A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.
There&#39;s something rather sterile about this otherwise admirable dramatised documentary recounting the extraordinary exploits of the Red Army Faction in West Germany back in the 70s which, despite the graphic violence and frequent nudity, gives it the feel of a faithful but uninspired history lesson. This may partly be because the film presumably assumes a familiarity with the events taking place on screen that most people outside of Germany won&#39;t possess and also because reading subtitles in such a dialogue-heavy film means that the viewer&#39;s attention is constantly drawn away from visual signals that may provide more insight than the sometimes clichéd words being spoken.<br/><br/>The characters&#39; single-minded conversations too often resemble lectures during which they shout their points to one another in sentences laden with revolutionary-speak words like imperialism, capitalism, fascism, etc. Another problem I had with the film was that the writer Uli Edel&#39;s treatment trod a determinedly neutral path, which means, paradoxically, that we&#39;re given the (no doubt mistaken) impression that the writer-director is sympathetic to the revolutionaries cause. This objective retelling also leaves the film with no moral anchor, and no sympathy on the part of the viewer for any of the characters. Despite its near two-and-a-half-hour running time, the film feels rushed in the last half-an-hour with the hijacking of a Lufthansa plane and the subsequent deaths of the Red Army Faction&#39;s leaders given very little screen time.
I think the problems with telling a story on film, it never does the justice compare to the written word. I grew up hearing about the RAF and the Red Brigade, so I knew a little about the story, and how it the Springer newspaper should had called it the &quot;Baader-Ennslin&quot; gang...<br/><br/>The acting is good, the cinematography is as good as one can get in a film. The color saturations are really good. The filmmakers got the fashion, the look of the era down incredibly well. <br/><br/>However much like Hollywood films, the script becomes a weak point. The ending is weak, really weak. They should had started the movie when Andreas Baader escaped from the social institute. As much as the focus on Ulrike Meinhof is necessary to describe events in the late 60s, it diverts from the true antagonist and driving force of the film, Gudrun Ennslin. <br/><br/>I realize they wanted to tell th

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