History Film / TheBaaderMeinhofComplex

10th Feb '18 12:25:04 AM Fireblood
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** [[spoiler: After authorities thwarted the hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 181, which the PFLP took over in hopes of releasing the imprisoned RAF members Baader, Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe killed themselves with smuggled guns. Irmgard Möller tried to, but survived]].

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** [[spoiler: After authorities thwarted the hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 181, which the PFLP took over in hopes of releasing the imprisoned RAF members members, Baader, Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe killed themselves with smuggled guns. Irmgard Möller tried to, but survived]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning of the film, an activist on TV 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.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning of the film, an activist on TV claims the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinian people was no different on from how the Nazis treated the Jews, hinting how the RAF will become just as bad as the people they're fighting against.



* HeroicBSOD: The second generation when they learn that [[spoiler: the original leaders were not executed as they were lead to believe]].

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* HeroicBSOD: The second generation when they learn that [[spoiler: the original leaders were not executed as they were lead had been led to believe]].



* HollywoodHealing: Averted with Rudi Dutschke, who suffers brain damage from his attempted assassination.

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* HollywoodHealing: Averted with Rudi Dutschke, who suffers brain damage from his attempted assassination. The injury eventually led to his death after the events of the film.
24th Nov '17 11:57:41 AM nombretomado
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* DriverFacesPassenger: Baader, Ensslin, Peter Boock and company speed down the [[GermanPeculiarities Autobahn]], swapping cigarettes between cars and shooting at highway signs.

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* DriverFacesPassenger: Baader, Ensslin, Peter Boock and company speed down the [[GermanPeculiarities [[UsefulNotes/GermanPeculiarities Autobahn]], swapping cigarettes between cars and shooting at highway signs.
16th Jul '17 5:45:08 PM nombretomado
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* 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 and industry.

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* 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 [=WW2=] was ineffective. Some actual and suspected Nazi party members were still in high positions of government and industry.
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.
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