The Baader Meinhof Complex


2h 30m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a viole

Film Details

Also Known As
Baader Meinhof Complex, Baader Meinhof Komplex, Der, Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, bande à Baader
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Vitagraph Films

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Synopsis

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation led 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 the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

Cast

Butz Buse

Norman Schenk

Leopold Hornung

Wolfgang Hantsch

Jakob Diehl

Smail Mekki

Klaus-peter Grap

Henrike Von Kuick

Susanne Bormann

Volker Ranisch

Hans P. Hallwachs

Moritz Bleibtreu

Norbert Hulm

Dietmar Wunder

Cyrill Berndt

Martin Glade

Max Volkert Martens

Tobias Kasimirowicz

Joachim Kappl

Hassam Ghancy

Volker Bruch

Jurg Pluss

Sebastian Blomberg

Matthais Dittmer

Sandra Borgmann

Johanna Wokalek

Oliver Walser

Katharina Wackernagel

Johannes Suhm

Stephan Möller-titel

Joachim Paul Assböck

Marcus Schinkel

Sven Riemann

Anna Thalbach

Jan Josef Liefers

Leonille Sayn-wittgenstein

Torben Kessler

Uwe Uhlmann

Kirsten Block

Christian Nathe

Andreas Tobias

Leonie Brandis

Tom Schilling

Aaron Hildebrand

Sebastian Ruger

Nadja Uhl

Ulrich Simontowitz

Daniel Lommatzsch

Christian Ahlers

Stipe Erceg

Heino Ferch

Hans Hohlbein

Rudiger Kuhlbrodt

Joachim Schweizzer

Axel Buchholz

Teresa Harder

Niels Bruno Schmidt

Henning Gissel

Annika Kuhl

Hannes Wegener

Luca Joan Mehnert

Michael Gwisdek

Nina Eichinger

Thomas Winter

Hartmut Kunze

Carlo Ljubek

Alexandra Maria Lara

Jona Mues

Ralph Gander

Dirk Hermann

Marie Mehnert

Hannah Herzsprung

Gerald Alexander Held

Johanna Bonninghaus

Andreas Borcherding

Karim Messalti

Britta Hammelstein

Rainer Reiners

Stanislaus Kroppach

Nico Delpy

Wolfgang Pregler

Bruno Ganz

Rudi Knauss

Stephan Meyer-kohlhoff

Slaheddine Ben Saad

Andreas Schroders

Christian Kerepeszki

Heike Jonca

Pedro Stirner

Hubert Mulzer

Thomas Thieme

Patrick Von Blume

Vinzenz Kiefer

Peter Albers

Jana Honczek

Jasmin Tabatabai

Katja Zinsmeister

Alexander Muller

Christian Schmidt

Martin Walch

Karoline Herfurth

Michael Schenk

Bernd-uwe Reppenhagen

Hans-werner Meyer

Bettina Lohmeyer

Holger Handtke

Simon Licht

Elisabeth Schwarz

Tessie Tellmann

Martina Gedeck

Christian Hoening

Alexander Grunberg

Rene Compagnini

Bernd Stegemann

Sunnyi Melles

Peter Schneider

Christian Blumel

Peter Donath

Crew

Ahmed Abounouom

Line Producer

Mariam Abounouom

Makeup

Nazha Aouis

Makeup

Stefan Aust

Screenplay

Stefan Aust

Source Material

Mouhssine El Badaoui

Assistant Director

Joris Bartsch Buhle

Original Music

Natalie Beer

Assistant Director

Salaheddine Benchegra

Assistant Director

Alexander Berner

Editor

Dominik Bollen

Post-Production Supervisor

Alessandro Borgese

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Bornhutter

Stunts

Steven Borski

Production Coordinator

An Dorthe Braker

Casting

Kristov Brandli

Production Accountant

Natascia Bruschetti

Production Coordinator

Volkhard Buff

Stunt Coordinator

Stefan Busch

Music

Stefan Busch

Sound Editor

Housna Choukri

Production Coordinator

Michael Daumler

Construction Manager

Jutta Dickel

Continuity

Silke Dunker

Continuity

Markus Eckert

Steadicam Operator

Markus Eckert

Camera Operator

Uli Edel

Screenplay

Doris Edwards

Production Coordinator

Bernd Eichinger

Screenplay

Bernd Eichinger

Producer

Miki Emmrich

Line Producer

Jens Enderling

Location Manager

Michael Fechner

Props

Heike Forster

Production Accountant

Peter Fritscher

Gaffer

Thomas Gabriss

Coproducer

Volker Glaser

Steadicam Operator

Volker Glaser

Camera Operator

Lisa Hauss

Assistant Director

Peter Hinderthur

Music

Hucky Hornberger

Art Director

Michael Johnson

Unit Manager

Anette Keiser

Makeup

Rainer Klausmann

Director Of Photography

Jan-peter Klopfel

Music Producer

Jan-peter Klopfel

Original Music

Jonna Kohtz

Production Accountant

Michael Kranz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Frank Kruse

Sound Mixer

Frank Kusche

Assistant Director

Bernd Lepel

Production Designer

Federica Leurini

Production Accountant

Martin Lieckfeld

Gaffer

Andres Lizana-prado

Assistant Camera

Manuel Malle

Coproducer

Birgit Missal

Costume Designer

Martin Moszkowicz

Executive Producer

Uli Nefzer

Special Effects Supervisor

Die Nefzers

Special Effects

Mark Nolting

Unit Production Manager

Torsten Oppel

Location Manager

Silvano Pasqualetti

Location Manager

Piernoicola Pinnola

Unit Production Manager

Markus Pohlus

Camera Operator

Markus Pohlus

Steadicam Operator

Cornella Popp

Unit Production Manager

Waldemar Prokomski

Makeup Artist

Hicham Regragui

Location Manager

Paola Riviello

Set Decorator

Sabine Rohrman

Makeup

Benjamin Rosenkind

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Christine Rothe

Associate Producer

Helmut Ruhl

Makeup

Menouer Samiri

Art Director

Donat Schilling

Camera Operator

Donat Schilling

Steadicam Operator

Sabine Schumann

Makeup

Roland Schwarthoff

Construction Manager

Daniel Schwarz

Unit Production Manager

Nannette Shwartz

Costume Consultant

Dorothee Specht

Production Coordinator

Christian De Stefanis

Assistant Director

Hassan Taghriti

Costume Designer

Florian Tessloff

Music

Regina Tiefenthaller

Assistant Director

Silvia Tollmann

Line Producer

Roman Vinuesa

Original Music

Christiane Weber

Makeup

Johannes Wild

Set Decorator

Roland Winkler

Sound Mixer

Georg Witterman

Titles

Film Details

Also Known As
Baader Meinhof Complex, Baader Meinhof Komplex, Der, Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, bande à Baader
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Vitagraph Films

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

The Country of Germany

Released in United States Summer August 21, 2009

Released in United States August 28, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2010

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Shown at Rome Film Festival October 22-31, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Cinema) January 22-February 1, 2009.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Best of the Fest) January 6-19, 2009.

Based on the book "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex" written by Stefan Aust; published by Hoffmann und Campe January 1, 1985.

Released in United States Summer August 21, 2009 (NY)

Released in United States August 28, 2009 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2010

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Rome Film Festival October 22-31, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Cinema) January 22-February 1, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Best of the Fest) January 6-19, 2009.)