September 26, 2008 (Limited)
August 21, 2009 (Limited)
Uli Edels's Oscar nominated film is an epic look at Germany in the turbulent 70s. 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 radicalized 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...
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Every year, the Oscars praise five foreign language films that few people in the United States have seen. More often than not, these films are excellent, and yet they rarely get prominent theatrical releases in America. And when they do, they often are released months after the Academy Awards are handed out in a time where they are guaranteed to receive amazingly little attention. Such is the case with The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex)
, an excellent, action-packed drama certainly deserving of worldwide recognition.
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