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The Baader Meinhof Complex

Peter Hinderthur

17 November 2008
Recent German cinema has been celebrated while confronting dark periods in the country's history. The Baader Meinhof Complex continues that trend, as it deals with the Red Army Faction, the left-wing militant group formed by radicalised children of the Nazi generation, who fought an international terrorist campaign opposing American imperialism and the West German establishment throughout the 1970s.
The German communist terrorist group was created at the end of the 1960s in reaction to the Vietnam War and the German cooperation with the US Army. Their methods: bomb attacks, murders, hostage… The film depicts perfectly the uneasiness of the German society at that time and how this group slowly moved away from their primary goals.
Composed by Peter Hinderthur especially for the film with the Berlin Pops Orchestra, the music is very powerful and dramatic.