Monday, September 14, 2009
The Badder Meinhof Complex ***1/2
I will be seeing this film tomorrow, and will write a note than. A look at Germany's Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s. Based on Stefan Aust's best-selling nonfiction book.
Update 09/15/2009: Tonight I was able to view the film.
I thought the film captured, the evolution of a group of middle class radicals, from activism to terrorism and death.
Politics wasn't explained in even as much detail as the Che movie. The reason was is because the New Left had poor ideological foundations. The key aspect of the middle class adventurism, is contempt for workers as the vanguard.
From my memories of the period, the terrorist cadres, were something outside the experience of most antiwar activists, who come from pacifism and moral outrage.
See this roller coaster of an experience movie.
Later this week I'm seeing a screening of Michael Moore's new film, with him there in person.