Red Baron trailer online
There's a trailer online for the Red Baron, a film about the legendary World War I German fighter pilot who was not just an enemy to the Allied fighter pilots, but a respected adversary. It was a different time when fighting wasn't about killing the enemy combatant, as the Baron himself says in the trailer, they are sportsmen.
It's an interesting film to make, looking at the air combat from the Red Baron's, and Germany's, point of view, but looking at the trailer it looks an exciting film, if for the huge romantic storyline between the German and the French woman.
I'm not sure how much of the story is historically accurate, but it does all seem a little convenient, the best German combat pilot of World War I in love with a French nurse who is against fighting, a blossoming romance around them which threatens to end the other side of the man, the Red Baron.
Meanwhile we see a film filled with fantastic aerial combat sequences and extensive effects shots. It looks very exciting. However is it going to prove too sentimental?
The film was actually first out in 2008, almost two years ago, but it's never seen a wide release, surprising considering the cast and the look of the effects. I don't think I've seen this trailer before, maybe I'm wrong though.
Europe, 1916. Baron Manfred von Richthofen (MATTHIAS SCHWEIGHÖFER) is, at the age of just 24, the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces – a legend in his own time, a hero at home and a man both feared and respected by the enemy, including Allied Forces’ Canadian pilot, Captain Roy Brown (JOSEPH FIENNES). Von Richthofen and his fellow officers, Lieutenants Voss (TIL SCHWEIGER), Sternberg (MAXIM MEHMET) and Lehmann (HANNO KOFFLER) see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike, challenges that, at least at first, obscure their view of the horrors of the battlefields below.
I'd love to hear from someone with more knowledge of the time and the fighter pilot himself. Does this look like it accurately reflects the man's life?
Whether it does or doesn't, I think the combat scenes will attract the male audience and the female audience will be drawn by the romance aspect. On the outside nothing like a Hollywood film, but from the trailer...