From the late sixties up until their official dissolution in 1998, The Red Army Fraction (RAF) or Baader-Meinhof gang were responsible for a wide range of assassinations, kidnappings, bombings and other terrorist activities, primarily in West Germany.
Due to their central position in Germany's lineage of violence, the RAF is often referred to as "Hitler's children", in the sense that the frustrations and anger they expressed on behalf of their generation is seen as a direct result of the actions of their parent generation. This fictionalized account of the RAF is based on Stefan Aust's bestselling book.
Uli Eidel (b. 1947) is a director with a long career in both film and television. He has, among many other things, directed an episode of TWIN PEAKS. Nevertheless, he's probably most famous for his debut feature CHRISTIANE F. - WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO (1981), which is one of the most popular and influential German films of the 80's.