German book to film


Academy Award nominee for best foreign film, Germany's Der Baader Meinhof Komplex tells the true story of Germany's radical terrorist organization, the Red Army Faction. The group's violence took place during the late 60's-80's and included bombings, robberies, kidnappings, and assassinations, culminating in a mass suicide of many of the leaders. The movie is based on the German non-fiction book by journalist Stefan Aust and both book and movie will soon be released in the states. In the movie, you may recognize several of the performers, including Moritz Bleibtreau from Tom Tkwer's famous German movie, Run Lola Run and Martina Gedeck from the Academy Award winning film, the Lives of Others.