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Hitch your wagon to a star

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in cooperation with the Canadian Film Insitute has the pleasure of inviting you to the screening of Constantin film and Berand Eichinger present THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX. Time: November 25, 2009, 7 p.m.
Place: Library and Archives Canada,
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.
The film is presented as part of the 24th European Union Film Festival.

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past.

Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he’s only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

Action | Biography | Crime | Drama | History
Uli Edel
Stefan Aust (book)
Uli Edel (collaboration)
Martina Gedeck … Ulrike Meinhof
Moritz Bleibtreu … Andreas Baader
Johanna Wokalek … Gudrun Ensslin
Nadja Uhl … Brigitte Mohnhaupt
Jan Josef Liefers … Peter Homann
Stipe Erceg … Holger Meins
Niels-Bruno Schmidt … Jan Carl Raspe
Vinzenz Kiefer … Peter-Jürgen Boock
Simon Licht … Horst Mahler
Alexandra Maria Lara … Petra Schelm
Hannah Herzsprung … Susanne Albrecht
Tom Schilling … Josef Bachmann
Daniel Lommatzsch … Christian Klar

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