The Baader Meinhof Complex

historical, political, thriller, biography

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Baader Meinhof Komplex

Runtime

150 min

Country

Federal Republic of Germany, France, Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2008

Premiere

09.04.2009

Director

Uli Edel

Summary

This political thriller brings us back to Germany in the 1970s, when the country was rocked by a series of bombings and the fear of terrorism. The radical children of the so-called "Nazi generation," headed by Andreas Baader, UIrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, led a violent war against the American imperialism supported by the German government – a government they viewed as the new face of fascism. Although the young radicals wanted a more humane society, they used inhumane means, spread terror and bloodshed, and themselves lost their humanity. The group of radicals was persecuted by the head of the German police, Horst Herold, who to a certain extent understood their actions. His hunt was successful, but he knew that they were just the tip of the iceberg.

Cast

Martina Gedeck /ž/

Ulrike Meinhofová

Moritz Bleibtreu

Andreas Baader

Johana Wokalek /ž/

Gudrun Ensslinová

Nadja Uhl /ž/

Brigitte Mohnhauptová

Stipe Erceg

Holger Meins

Niels Bruno Schmidt

Jan-Carl Raspe

Vinzenz Kiefer

Peter-Jürgen Boock

Simon Licht

Horst Mahler

Alexandra Maria Lara /ž/

Petra Schelmová

Hannah Herzsprung /ž/

Susanne

Tom Schilling

Josef Bachmann

Daniel Lommatzsch

Christian Klar

Sebastian Blomberg

Rudi Dutsche

Heino Ferch

Dietrich Koch

Bruno Ganz

Horst Herold

Hans-Werner Meyer

Klaus Rainer Röhl

Anna Thalbach /ž/

Ingrid

Volker Bruch

Stefan Aust

Thomas Thieme

Judge Dr. Prinzing

Jasmin Tabatabai /ž/

Hanne

Susanne Bormann /ž/

Peggy

Alexander Held

Siegfried Buback

Michael Gwisdek

Gudrunin otec

Bernd Stegemann

Hans Martin Schleyer

Hubert Mulzer

Jürgen Ponto

Annika Kuhl /ž/

Irmgard

Sandra Borgmann /ž/

Ruth

Michael Schenk

soudce Hagemann

Hannes Wegener

Willy Peter Stoll

Johannes Suhm

Thorsten

Stephan Möller-Titel

Thomas Lorenz

Jona Mues

Pranke

Elisabeth Schwarz /ž/

Gudrunina matka

Christian Blümel

Siegfried Hausner

Jakob Diehl

Ulrich

Wolfgang Pregler

soudce Stammheim

Christian Nähte

Communard

Nina Eichinger /ž/

telefonistka

Sunnyi Melles /ž/

paní Buddenbergová

Martin Glade

Benno Ohnesorg

Crew and creators

Director

Uli Edel

Second Unit Director

Michael Johnson (II. režie)

Screenstory

Stefan Aust (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex /1985/ – a konzultace) (konzultace)

Based on

Stefan Aust (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) (konzultace)

Second Unit Photography

Markus Eckert

Production Designer

Bernd Lepel

Set Designer

Bernd Lepel

Costume Designer

Birgit Missal /ž/, Hassan Taghriti (Maroko)

Make-Up Artist

Waldemar Pokromski, Studioefect (zvláštní maskérské techniky)

Film Editor

Alexander Berner

Sound Designer

Stefan Bush, Roland Winke

Visual Effects

Arri Film & TV

Special Effects

Uli Nefzer (supervize), Die Nefzers

Stunt Coordinator

Volkhart Buff, Alessandro Borgese (Itálie)

Czech subtitles

Veronika Sysalová, Filmprint

Executive Producer

Martin Moskowicz

Cooperation

Stefan Aust (konzultace), Veronika Sysalová (české titulky)

Music

Music Composed by

Peter Hinderthür, Florian Tessloff, Michael Kranz, Ben Rosenkind, Stefan Busch (dodatečná hudba)

Music Performed by

Berlin Pops Orchestra, The Splashdowns (V-8 Machine), The Moussekateers Feat. Roachford (My Generation), Deep Purple (Child in Time), The Knickerbockers (Guaranteed Satisfaction)

Music Conducted by

Joris Bartsch Buhle

Songs

Mercedes Benz, V-8 Machine, My Generation, Abidat R'Ma, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Child in Time, Please, Please, Please, Blowin' in the Wind, Guaranteed Satisfaction, různé skladby a písně

Songwriter

Janis Joplin (Mercedes Benz), Bob Neuwirth (Mercedes Benz), Michael McClure (Mercedes Benz), Jörg Milevczik (V-8 Machine), Thomass Ritter (V-8 Machine), Pete Townshend (My Generation), Armand Amar (Abidat R'Ma), Larry E. Williams (Dizzy Miss Lizzy), Jon Lord (Child in Time), Ian Gillan (Child in Time), Roger Glover (Child in Time), Ian Paice (Child in Time), Michael Gerdes-Heitling (Please, Please, Please), Bob Dylan (Blowin' in the Wind), Beau Charles (Guaranteed Satisfaction)

Writer of Lyrics

Janis Joplin (Mercedes Benz), Bob Neuwirth (Mercedes Benz), Michael McClure (Mercedes Benz), Pete Townshend (My Generation), Larry E. Williams (Dizzy Miss Lizzy), Jon Lord (Child in Time), Ian Gillan (Child in Time), Roger Glover (Child in Time), Ian Paice (Child in Time), Michael Gerdes-Heitling (Please, Please, Please), Jens-Peter Fuhse (Please, Please, Please), Bob Dylan (Blowin' in the Wind), Beau Charles (Guaranteed Satisfaction)

Singer

Janis Joplin (Mercedes Benz), Bob Dylan (Blowin' in the Wind)

Choreographer

Michael Bornhütter (choreografie rvaček)

Production info

Original Title

Baader Meinhof Komplex

English Title

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Parallel Title

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

historical, political, thriller, biography

Origin country

Federal Republic of Germany, France, Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2008

Premiere

09.04.2009

Production

Constantin Film Produktion GmbH, Nouvelles Editions de Film S. A. (koprodukce), G. T. FILM Production, s.r.o. (koprodukce), NDR (koprodukce), BR (koprodukce), WDR (koprodukce), Degeto (koprodukce)

Distribution

BONTONFILM a. s.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

150 min

Subtitles

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 9. Krimifest HB CHODOV

2009
Chodov / Czech Republic
cena za nejlepší film
BONTONFILM a.s.