Monday, February 15, 2010

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex is a German film from director Uli Edel about the terrorist revolutionary group form the 70s.

It's a difficult film to watch, as the groups is basically a bunch of narcissistic asses who used extreme acts of violence against the innocent in order to further their propaganda. Instead of creating sympathy, they created anarchy and encouraged people to work against them, swinging the political pendulum in the opposite direction. Almost everyone in the film is completely unsympathetic, as the film is told from the terrorists point of view.

Nonetheless it is an interesting viewing about an important period of history. But it's not a film for everyone.

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