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The Baader Meinhof Complex

This stylish retelling of the myth of Germany's Red Army Faction comes courtesy of director Uli Edel, who gave us the fabulously glum Last Exit to Brooklyn back in 1989. In the revolutionary-minded '60s, the RAF was founded by the sons and daughters of WWII-era Nazis. Well into the '70s, these chic urban terrorists led a splashy campaign of bombings, robberies and kidnapping ostensibly aimed at keeping Germany from going Fascist. Working off transcripts and real-life accounts, the filmmakers present a cautionary tale about self-delusion and the dangers of groupthink. The whole thing's done up in a pulpy, rock 'n' roll style sure to generate some major buzz in your vital organs. 150 minutes R.