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The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex)

Rating:R (for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content, graphic nudity and language)
Release Date:August 21, 2009
Running time:144 minutes
Cast:Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu
Director:Uli Edel
Producer:Bernd Eichinger
Writer:Stefan Aust, Uli Edel
Distributor:Vitagraph Films

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Description: 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 still fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation led 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.

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