Must Watch: Full Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Trailer
Why is this German film a must watch? Take a look at the trailer and you'll understand. Thanks to the crazy Hunter Stephenson from SlashFilm, we've got our first look at a full trailer for a German film called Der Baader Meinhof Komplex. This is Germany's submission to the Oscars, which says quite a bit about their confidence in it. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex is a searing look at The Red Army Faction (aka RAF), a terrorist group that organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings, and assassinations in the late 60's and 70's. It's a rather intense trailer that should gain the attention of those listening in the area. I'm glad this was discovered, because it looks like a fantastic film and I hope it gains extra buzz.
As far as I know, this hasn't actually debuted at any big festivals or anywhere mainstream. It doesn't even have a distributor here in America yet. Even Jeffrey Wells from Hollywood Elsewhere has chimed in with a length piece looking at the European release and review embargoes, questioning why it hasn't been shown anywhere for US critics. Not only does it seem like a very controversial film, but it looks quite incredible.
Watch the first trailer for Der Baader Meinhof Komplex:
Head to the official website for more information on the film as well: bmk.film.de.
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex is directed by German filmmaker Uli Edel, of numerous German made-for-TV movies as well as Last Exit to Brooklyn and The Little Vampire. The script was written by Hollywood producer Bernd Eichinger, of The Downfall and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer previously, and is based on the book of the same name written by Stefan Aust. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex doesn't have a US distributor yet, but it's being sold and distributed internationally by Summit Entertainment. Expect it to show up in theaters sometime in 2009 after the Oscars next February.