The Baader Meinhof Complex

Country

Federal Republic of Germany, France, Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production year

2008

Premiere

9 April 2009

Runtime

150 min

Director

Uli Edel

Category

film

Genre

historical, political, thriller, biography

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Baader Meinhof Komplex

Czech title

Baader Meinhof Komplex

English title

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Parallel title

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

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

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

Michael Schenk

soudce Hagemann

Hannes Wegener

Willy Peter Stoll

Jona Mues

Pranke

Elisabeth Schwarz /ž/

Gudrunina matka

Christian Blümel

Siegfried Hausner

Wolfgang Pregler

soudce Stammheim

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 – kniha)

Director of Photography

Rainer Klausmann

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 Conducted by

Joris Bartsch Buhle

Choreographer

Michael Bornhütter (choreografie rvaček)

Songs

V-8 Machine

Songwriter Jörg MilevczikThomass Ritter

My Generation

Songwriter Pete Townshend
Writer of Lyrics Pete Townshend

Abidat R'Ma

Songwriter Armand Amar

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Songwriter Larry E. Williams
Writer of Lyrics Larry E. Williams

Please, Please, Please

Songwriter Michael Gerdes-Heitling
Writer of Lyrics Michael Gerdes-HeitlingJens-Peter Fuhse

Blowin' in the Wind

Songwriter Bob Dylan
Writer of Lyrics Bob Dylan
Singer Bob Dylan

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Songwriter Beau Charles
Writer of Lyrics Beau Charles

Production info

Original Title

Baader Meinhof Komplex

Czech Title

Baader Meinhof Komplex

English Title

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Parallel Title

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

historical, political, thriller, biography

Origin country

Federal Republic of Germany, France, Czech Republic

Copyright

2008

Production Year

2008

Premiere

gala premiere 8 April 2009 (kino Světozor, Praha)
distribution premiere 9 April 2009 /recommended for 15 and over/

Distribution slogan

no caption

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

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

150 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Digital

Dialogue languages

English, German, French

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

German

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 9. Krimifest HB CHODOV

2009
Chodov / Czech Republic
BONTONFILM a.s.