History Film / TheBaaderMeinhofComplex

30th Jun '15 2:25:13 PM darkpast
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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 positions of government.

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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.
20th May '15 5:05:58 PM nombretomado
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The film was an AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Picture, but lost to the Japanese film ''Film/{{Departures}}'' and the Israeli film ''Animation/WaltzWithBashir'' respectively.
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The film was an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Picture, but lost to the Japanese film ''Film/{{Departures}}'' and the Israeli film ''Animation/WaltzWithBashir'' respectively.
13th Mar '15 4:12:04 AM Morgenthaler
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Not a trope.
* WestGermany
16th Sep '14 6:36:56 PM Fireblood
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* CultureClash: Muslim terrorists sharing the training camp with the RAF are not pleased about them sunbathing in the nude and both sexes sharing quarters.
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* CultureClash: Muslim terrorists sharing the training camp with the RAF are not pleased about them sunbathing in the nude and both sexes sharing having the same quarters.
16th Sep '14 6:35:38 PM Fireblood
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** The RAF's second generation believe their acts are avenging the alleged extrajudicial executions of their imprisoned members.
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** The RAF's second generation believe their acts are avenging the alleged extrajudicial executions of their imprisoned members.leaders. [[spoiler: They're quite upset to learn that their leaders actually killed themselves.]]

* ButtMonkey: Ulrike Meinhof. Her husband cheats on her. She loses her children after attempting to ship them to an orphan camp in Jordan. Gets arrested. Ostracized by other members of the RAF, especially Gudrun. [[spoiler: Eventually commits suicide]]. * CourtroomAntics: Baader and company tend to pull these off in every trial they're involved in. * CurbstompBattle: The RAF against Hanns-Martin Schleyer's bodyguards. In the previous scene, the RAF even discuss how the bodyguards are highly trained and battle-hardened. [[spoiler: The RAF kill all four of Schleyer's bodyguards before they even fire back and successfully kidnap Schleyer]].
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* ButtMonkey: Ulrike Meinhof. Her husband cheats on her. She loses her children after attempting to ship them to an orphan camp in Jordan. Gets She gets arrested. Ostracized She's ostracized by other members of the RAF, especially Gudrun. [[spoiler: Eventually commits suicide]]. She eventually hangs herself in prison]]. * CourtroomAntics: Baader and company tend to pull these off throughout their trial, so much that it couldn't be completed[[spoiler: before they shot themselves in every trial they're involved in. prison]]. * CultureClash: Muslim terrorists sharing the training camp with the RAF are not pleased about them sunbathing in the nude and both sexes sharing quarters. * CurbstompBattle: The RAF against Hanns-Martin Schleyer's bodyguards. In the previous scene, the RAF even discuss how the bodyguards are highly trained and battle-hardened. [[spoiler: The RAF kill all four of Schleyer's bodyguards before they can even fire back and successfully kidnap Schleyer]].

** [[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 committed suicide. Irmgard Moller 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 committed suicide.killed themselves with smuggled guns. Irmgard Moller tried to, but survived]].

** TheBigBad: Baader ** TheDragon: Ensslin ** TheEvilGenius: Lawyer Horst Mahler ** TheBrute: Holger Meins ** TheDarkChick: Meinhof
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** TheBigBad: Baader Baader. ** TheDragon: Ensslin Ensslin. ** TheEvilGenius: Lawyer Horst Mahler Mahler. ** TheBrute: Holger Meins Meins. ** TheDarkChick: MeinhofMeinhof.

* NotWhatISignedUpFor: Played straight at the training camp in Jordan, when Baader is frustrated by the lack of training for urban terrorism. * PoliceBrutality: The Berlin police attack students protesting the visit by the Shah of Iran at the beginning of the film. Later on Holger Meins is beaten by police after he's arrested.
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* NotWhatISignedUpFor: Played straight {{Played straight}} at the training camp in Jordan, when Baader is frustrated by the lack of training for urban terrorism. * PoliceBrutality: The Berlin police attack students protesting the visit by the Shah of Iran at the beginning of the film.film, and one is shot to death, sparking the left-wing terrorist groups' actions. Later on Holger Meins is beaten by police after he's arrested.
31st Mar '14 4:45:44 PM MarkLungo
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The film was an AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Picture, but lost to the Japanese film ''{{Departures}}'' and the Israeli film ''WaltzWithBashir'' respectively.
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The film was an AcademyAward and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Picture, but lost to the Japanese film ''{{Departures}}'' ''Film/{{Departures}}'' and the Israeli film ''WaltzWithBashir'' ''Animation/WaltzWithBashir'' respectively.
29th Mar '14 9:52:53 PM skbc1p4res
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/SpeedRacer Grey Ghost]] leads a gang of urban terrorists and [[Film/{{Downfall}} Hitler]] methodically takes them down while [[Film/{{Downfall}} his secretary]] is fighting on their side. ** No wonder the Stasi wanted to [[TheLivesOfOthers keep surveillance]] on that woman, she was Ulrike Meinhof...
20th Jan '14 2:41:00 PM HersheleOstropoler
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I don't think that's a Bilingual Bonus; the movie was made in German, by Germans, for German-speaking audiences. A German-speaker doesn't have to be bilingual to read a sign in German.
* BilingualBonus: A prison guard smokes in front of a sign that reads, in German "Smoking in the hallways is prohibited."
27th Oct '13 10:52:14 AM Aquila89
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* WesternTerrorists: The RAF.
25th Sep '13 8:36:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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Hollywood Driving is now Driver Faces Passenger. Bad use and Zero Context Examples are being removed.
* DriverFacesPassenger: Baader, Ensslin, Peter Boock and company speed down the [[GermanPeculiarities Autobahn]], swapping cigarettes between cars and shooting at highway signs.

* HollywoodDriving: Baader, Ensslin, Peter Boock and company speed down the [[GermanPeculiarities Autobahn]], swapping cigarettes between cars and shooting at highway signs.
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