BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Tyskland / 2008 / 150 min
Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz m.fl.
Uli Eidel
Bernd Eichinger, Stefan Aust
Bernd Eichinger
A dramatized portrait of "Hitler's children"

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

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.