History Film / TheBaaderMeinhofComplex

27th Apr '16 2:36:26 AM Morgenthaler
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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 ''The Baader Meinhof Complex''''' 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).
12th Apr '16 1:01:24 PM JulianLapostat
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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.

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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.
21st Feb '16 3:48:32 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* TakingTheKids: Meinhof's estranged husband, with the help of Peter Homann and Stefan Aust (the author of ''The Baader Meinhof Complex''), took his daughters from Sicily to prevent Ulrike from sending them to an orphan camp in Jordan.

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* TakingTheKids: Meinhof's TakingTheKids:
** Meinhof does this to her husband, after she catches him cheating on her.
** In turn it happens to Meinhof herself, when her
estranged husband, with the help of Peter Homann and Stefan Aust (the author of ''The Baader Meinhof Complex''), took his daughters back from Sicily to prevent Ulrike from sending them to an orphan camp in Jordan.
21st Feb '16 3:43:38 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: 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.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Averted.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.
21st Feb '16 3:41:28 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: 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.
21st Feb '16 1:41:09 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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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 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 Baader, Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe killed themselves with smuggled guns. Irmgard Moller Möller tried to, but survived]].
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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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.
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