Bonus film #32 in my March Around The World | 2017 Challenge (Germany)
This film from German writer-director Uli Edel was based upon Stefan Aust's 1985 non-fiction best-seller of the same name. Telling the story of a West German far-left militant group known as the Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction or RAF) from 1967 to 1977, it was nominated for prizes in the Best Foreign Language Film categories of the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
The opening scene shows a nude beach, where 39-year-old German journalist and author Klaus-Rainer Röhl (Hans Werner Meyer) is vacationing with his wife Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and their adolescent twin daughters, Regine and Bettina. Röhl is the publisher…