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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
11-02-2008, 04:29 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-02-2008, 04:48 PM by Reboot.)
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

Rooted in the student movement of the 1960s, the story of the Baader-Meinhof group - or the Red Army Faction (RAF), as they called themselves - began in May 1970 with the freeing of Andreas Baader, imprisoned for setting fire to department stores in protest against the Vietnam War.

The 'war of 6 against 60 million' (Heinrich Boll) led to the mass mobilisation of police and security services, culminating in the 'German Autumn' of 1977 when RAF violence reached its peak with the kidnapping and murder of the industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa jet by Palestinian terrorists to secure the release of the key members of the group.

This film shows the life of a group of young middle-class people who, out of moral indignation about the Vietnam War and the injustices of capitalist society, turned to bombings, kidnappings and murder.

During the thirty years (1970-1998) of violent confrontation with the German state 34 politicians and industrialists, chauffeurs and policemen lost their lives.

Movie: IMDb - Official Website (UK) - German Trailer

Book: Amazon UK
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11-02-2008, 08:44 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-02-2008, 08:54 PM by Weyland.)
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Yeah I wanted to see this but no English subs just yet I think. I remember listening to Cabaret Voltaire's Baader Meinhof song wondering about this group. Also from a pop culture rock and roll angle the movie Eight Miles High the life of fashion model Uschi Obermaier called the Das wilden Leben in Germany was good also. And since we are talking about german flicks I have always wanted to see 23 the movie not the Jim Cary thing.

Cab song

http://www.last.fm/music/Cabaret+Voltaire/_/Baader+Meinhof



23 (film)
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23

French DVD Cover for 23.
Directed by Hans-Christian Schmid
Produced by Jakob Claussen
Thomas Wöbke
Written by Hans-Christian Schmid
Michael Gutmann
Michael Dierking
Starring August Diehl
Fabian Busch
Music by Norbert Jürgen Schneider
Distributed by Buena Vista Internatonal (Germany)
Release date(s) 1998
Running time 99 min
Language German
IMDb

23 is a 1998 German movie about a young hacker Karl Koch, who supposedly committed suicide on May 23, 1989. It was directed by Hans-Christian Schmid, who also participated in screenwriting. The title derives from the protagonist's obsession with the number 23, a phenomenon often described as apophenia. Although the film was well received by critics and audiences, its accuracy has been vocally disputed by some witnesses to the real-life events on which it was based. It is worth noting that Gutmann and Schmid have authored a book that, apart from telling the story of the making of 23, also details the differences between the events and persons in the movie and in reality.

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In Germany in the 1980s — at the height of the Cold War — the 19-year-old Karl Koch (August Diehl) finds the world around him threatening and chaotic. Inspired by the fictitious character Hagbard Celine (from Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! Trilogy), he starts investigating the backgrounds of political and economic power and discovers signs that make him believe in a worldwide conspiracy.

At a meeting with hackers, Karl gets to know the student David (Fabian Busch). David and Karl are able to hack into the global data network — which is still, at this point, in its early stages — and their belief in social justice propels them into espionage for the KGB.

Driven by contacts with a drug dealer — and by increasing KGB pressure to hack successfully into foreign systems — Karl spirals into a cocaine dependency and grows increasingly alienated from David.

In a drug-addled state, Karl begins to sit in front of his computer for days at a time. Perpetually sleepless, he also grows increasingly delusional. When David publicly reveals the espionage activity in which the two men have been engaged, Karl is left alone to face the consequences. Collapse soon follows. Karl is taken to a hospital to deal with his drug addiction and mysteriously dies afterward.
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

As a reputed atheist, the reverential nature of his film was surprising, but Pasolini himself said &If you know that I am an unbeliever, then you know me better than I do myself. I may be an unbeliever, but I am an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief.&


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11-02-2008, 11:43 PM,
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Quote:Yeah I wanted to see this but no English subs just yet I think. I remember listening to Cabaret Voltaire's Baader Meinhof song wondering about this group. Also from a pop culture rock and roll angle the movie Eight Miles High the life of fashion model Uschi Obermaier called the Das wilden Leben in Germany was good also. And since we are talking about german flicks I have always wanted to see 23 the movie not the Jim Cary thing.

Cab song

http://www.last.fm/music/Cabaret+Voltaire/_/Baader+Meinhof



23 (film)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For another movie by a similar name, see The Number 23.
23

French DVD Cover for 23.
Directed by Hans-Christian Schmid
Produced by Jakob Claussen
Thomas Wöbke
Written by Hans-Christian Schmid
Michael Gutmann
Michael Dierking
Starring August Diehl
Fabian Busch
Music by Norbert Jürgen Schneider
Distributed by Buena Vista Internatonal (Germany)
Release date(s) 1998
Running time 99 min
Language German
IMDb

23 is a 1998 German movie about a young hacker Karl Koch, who supposedly committed suicide on May 23, 1989. It was directed by Hans-Christian Schmid, who also participated in screenwriting. The title derives from the protagonist's obsession with the number 23, a phenomenon often described as apophenia. Although the film was well received by critics and audiences, its accuracy has been vocally disputed by some witnesses to the real-life events on which it was based. It is worth noting that Gutmann and Schmid have authored a book that, apart from telling the story of the making of 23, also details the differences between the events and persons in the movie and in reality.

[edit] Plot

In Germany in the 1980s — at the height of the Cold War — the 19-year-old Karl Koch (August Diehl) finds the world around him threatening and chaotic. Inspired by the fictitious character Hagbard Celine (from Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! Trilogy), he starts investigating the backgrounds of political and economic power and discovers signs that make him believe in a worldwide conspiracy.

At a meeting with hackers, Karl gets to know the student David (Fabian Busch). David and Karl are able to hack into the global data network — which is still, at this point, in its early stages — and their belief in social justice propels them into espionage for the KGB.

Driven by contacts with a drug dealer — and by increasing KGB pressure to hack successfully into foreign systems — Karl spirals into a cocaine dependency and grows increasingly alienated from David.

In a drug-addled state, Karl begins to sit in front of his computer for days at a time. Perpetually sleepless, he also grows increasingly delusional. When David publicly reveals the espionage activity in which the two men have been engaged, Karl is left alone to face the consequences. Collapse soon follows. Karl is taken to a hospital to deal with his drug addiction and mysteriously dies afterward.


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