Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Baader Meinhof Complex

An astonishing movie had its premiere in the Twin Cities tonight at the Minnesota Film Arts. Playing tonight for one night only at the Oak Street Cinema (it moves to the Landmark in Uptown tomorrow), the movie examines in fascinating detail the murderous Baader Meinhof group which sprang up in Germany in the late 1960's and 70's and waged war on civilian society in the name of the people. MC was acutely aware of watching it on the eve of the 8th anniversary of September 11th.

The best actor least known in the English speaking world, Bruno Ganz, is only one of many reasons to see this movie. "Modern" terrorism, so to speak, started with Baader Meinhof, also known as the Red Army Faction. Do yourself a favor and see it. Click on the title of this post to go to the film's official website.

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