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Heil, Comrade! – Prospect reviews Baader Meinhof

By James Crabtree  

Subtle as a german terrorist

Subtle as a German terrorist

The Baader Meinhof Complex is out in cinemas this week, part of a  new cinematic movement for “terror chic.” It joins recent pics on Verges, the terrorist lawyer, and Colombian FARC. (A forthcoming biopic also promises to deal with Carlos the Jackal, starring Javier Bardem.) Bombs apart, it is also an intriguing further development in what someone has presumably called the “new German cinema.” From the same stable as the excellent (and much parodied) Downfall, it continues Germany’s re-engagement with…

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