Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)

Robin saw the movie “The Baader Meinhof Complex”, which is about the terrorist group Rote Armeefraktion (“Red Army Faction”) from Germany.

Robin very much likes how narcissistic terrorist Andreas Baader is portrayed by Moritz Bleibtreu: “Someone who thinks he’s extremely masculine and grandiose – a real superman!”

(The charactor of Otto, played by Kevin Kline in the film A Fish Named Wanda is said to be roughly based on Andreas Baader.)

But also Johanna Wokalek as Gudrun Ensslin, Baader’s girlfriend, plays well, and so does Martina Gedeck as Ulrike Meinhof.

The fact that the zeitgeist in the German media is still left-wing is probably due, among other things, to the myth of Baader Meinhof.

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