“The Baader Meinhof Complex”, directed by Uli Edel

Movie, 2008

A good looking, gritty film charting the rise and fall of the Baader Meinhof gang’s main protagonists. The core of the film is engaging, with great detail and performances, though round the edges, there’s a hint of confusion. The film’s focus wavers a little between character studies and interplay, socio-political history and the narrative stretches, particularly when it comes to the rush through the Red Army activities occurring once the Baader Meinhof leaders had started being caught up with by the German police. A shame, because this could have been a truly great film.

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