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This fast-paced, stylish and highly controversial biopic of the West German terrorist leader Andreas Baader (Giering) occasionally plays fast and loose with the narrative of his life and death, both to capture the spirit of a contradictory personality and to interrogate the self-image he projected, one as central to his own sense of self as to that of post-war German history. The action covers his founding role in the Baader-Meinhof group between 1967-72. Provocative, highly watchable and challenging in how it considers radical iconography and the individual's responsibility to history, this is a significant work reflecting, 30 years on, the still debated key political period.

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Duration: 109 mins

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Director: Christoph Roth
Screenwriter: Christoph Roth, Moritz von Uslar
Cast: Frank Giering
Laura Tonke
Vadim Glowna
Birge Schade
Jana Pallaske
Michael Sideris
Sebastian Weberstein
Hinnerk Schoenemann
Sarah Riedel

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