Der Baader Meinhof Komplex trailer online
The trailer for the Der Baader Meinhof Komplex is online and it's looking particularly good, although the footage for most of it has already been seen in the teaser, it does look like a powerful and no holds barred film.
It follows the story of the Red Army Faction, a terrorist group that operated within Germany in the sixties and seventies conducting robberies, assassinations, bombings and hijackings and is based on the novel by Stefan Aust which gives the definitive history of the German terrorist group.
The book (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is described as running with a fast paced narrative and reading more like a thriller than something more historical, and it also described as an essential guide to understanding some aspects of terrorism and the people behind them.
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex carries a stunning cast, and if you've ventured into the excellent German cinema at all then you'll recognise a lot of faces and be aware of some of their previous performances. I'm not going to list them all here because there's a big list and I'm racing through things this morning, suffice to say it's a great cast.
What's also impressive are some of the shots in the film, they look stunningly real and convincing, from shootings to bombings. This could hold a huge level of realism and could really be pushing for historical accuracy as well as the dramatic element, and from the looks of it the film will deliver both.
Here's the trailer...
...and I'll follow that with the teaser...
Well what do you think? Of course some of us need to wait for the English language version to really see how powerful this film is, but just from the shots and emotions portrayed alone you can see it's going to be something special.
There's also a number of shots of actual news footage of the time, and that does lend to the idea that it's going to be historically correct, something I really feel is important in films that address such serious real life stories such as this.
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex is due out on 25th September in Germany, and then Austria and Finland just days after. From the 31st of October it'll be released in Italy, Norway and a few days later in the Netherlands with a delay of almost a week before heading to France on the 12th of November, and then the UK on the 14th, with a release in South Africa on the 20th of March. That's all that's planned so far.