History Film / TheBaaderMeinhofComplex

8th May '17 7:43:09 PM Fireblood
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: For the most part averted. The film is widely praised amongst historians for by and large sticking to the historical accounts and sources surrounding the RAF and their deeds. However some have noted that its PoliticallyCorrectHistory especially the details surrounding Stammhein prison.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: For the most part averted. The film is widely praised amongst historians for by and large sticking to the historical accounts and sources surrounding the RAF and their deeds. However some have noted that its PoliticallyCorrectHistory it's PoliticallyCorrectHistory, especially the details surrounding Stammhein prison.
8th May '17 7:36:59 PM Fireblood
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* CourtroomAntics: Baader and company these throughout their trial, so much that it couldn't be completed[[spoiler: before they shot themselves in prison]].

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* CourtroomAntics: Baader and company engage in these throughout their trial, so much that it couldn't be completed[[spoiler: before they shot themselves in prison]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning of the film, an activist on TV accuses the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinian people no different on how the Nazis treated the Jews, hinting how the RAF will become just as bad as the people they're fighting against.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: One of the catalysts for the RAF's actions, and also a major reason they had popular support, was the widespread belief that the denazification process in Germany after WW2 was ineffective. Some actual and suspected Nazi party members were still in positions of government.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning of the film, an activist on TV accuses claims the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinian people was no different on how the Nazis treated the Jews, hinting how the RAF will become just as bad as the people they're fighting against.
* FormerRegimePersonnel: One of the catalysts for the RAF's actions, and also a major reason they had popular support, was the widespread belief that the denazification process in Germany after WW2 was ineffective. Some actual and suspected Nazi party members were still in high positions of government.government and industry.
14th Mar '17 6:20:00 AM Doug86
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''The Baader Meinhof Complex'' (German: ''Der Baader Meinhof Komplex'') is a 2008 German film by Uli Edel. The film is [[FilmOfTheBook based on the 1985 German best selling non-fiction book]] of the same name by Stefan Aust. It [[BasedOnATrueStory retells the story]] of the early years of the [[WesternTerrorists West German]] far-left extremist group the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rote_Armee_Fraktion Red Army Faction]] (German: Rote Armee Fraktion, or RAF).

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''The Baader Meinhof Complex'' (German: ''Der Baader Meinhof Komplex'') is a 2008 German film by Uli Edel. The film is [[FilmOfTheBook based on the 1985 German best selling non-fiction book]] of the same name by Stefan Aust. It [[BasedOnATrueStory retells the story]] of the early years of the [[WesternTerrorists West German]] far-left extremist group the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rote_Armee_Fraktion org/wiki/Red_Army_Faction Red Army Faction]] (German: Rote Armee Fraktion, or RAF).
10th Oct '16 8:28:45 AM Aretumer
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* DirtyCop: One of them fatally shoots a left-wing student activist at the beginning of the move. This leads to the radicalization of the political left in West Germany, and is one of the triggers for the RAF's decision to turn to terrorism.



* DirtyCop: One of them fatally shoots a left-wing student activist at the beginning of the move. This leads to the radicalization of the political left in West Germany, and is one of the triggers for the RAF's decision to turn to terrorism.
10th Oct '16 8:26:22 AM Aretumer
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* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: One of them fatally shoots a left-wing student activist at the beginning of the move. This leads to the radicalization of the political left in West Germany, and is one of the triggers for the RAF's decision to turn to terrorism.

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* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: DirtyCop: One of them fatally shoots a left-wing student activist at the beginning of the move. This leads to the radicalization of the political left in West Germany, and is one of the triggers for the RAF's decision to turn to terrorism.
28th Jul '16 11:40:47 AM JackG
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* GoingCommando: Several Arab terrorists are [[CultureClash startled by the sight]] of a female terrorist in a miniskirt showing she's not wearing panties as she clambers out of a land rover.
24th Jul '16 9:28:27 AM JackG
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* NeverSuicide: InUniverse where the RAF regard any death of their members as a GovernmentConspiracy, whether in a gunfight with police or a death-in-custody through suicide or hunger strike. Holger Meins is implied to have died through deliberate negligence (by failing to arrange a doctor), though the movie leaves it ambiguous whether the others on 'Death Night' died of SuicidePact or conspiracy.
22nd Jul '16 11:12:58 AM JackG
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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Public protests force the government to move the prisoners out of solitary confinement, giving them larger cells with books and television. However this trope zig-zags according to the climate -- when the Lufthansa hijacking occurs, the televisions are confiscated, the prisoners are locked in their cells and wooden panels placed over the doors to prevent them communicating. The used radios smuggled into the cells to do so anyway.

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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Public protests force the government to move the prisoners out of solitary confinement, giving them larger cells with books and television. television, in their own cell block. However this trope zig-zags according to the political climate -- when the Lufthansa hijacking occurs, the all televisions are confiscated, the prisoners are locked in their cells and wooden panels placed over the doors to prevent them communicating. The used communicating (they use radios smuggled into the cells to do so anyway.anyway).
22nd Jul '16 10:52:00 AM JackG
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* HollywoodHealing: Averted with Rudi Dutschke, who suffers brain damage from his attempted assassination.



* LuxuryPrisonSuite

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* LuxuryPrisonSuiteLuxuryPrisonSuite: Public protests force the government to move the prisoners out of solitary confinement, giving them larger cells with books and television. However this trope zig-zags according to the climate -- when the Lufthansa hijacking occurs, the televisions are confiscated, the prisoners are locked in their cells and wooden panels placed over the doors to prevent them communicating. The used radios smuggled into the cells to do so anyway.
22nd Jul '16 10:48:04 AM JackG
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* LooksLikeJesus: During the riot

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* LooksLikeJesus: During the riotriot at the Springer newspaper, a shirtless bearded man loudly denounces the lousy state of the world.
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