Sunday, October 19, 2008
In The Sunday Times, I write about the terrorism of the Red Army Faction - led by Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof - in Germany in the seventies. Stefan Aust's book The Baader-Meinhof Complex has been updated and there's a film of the same name produced by Bernd Eichinger. You have to see it. It is, mercifully, an anti-romantic view of these killers, but at the same time, the paranoid psychology of the group once the killing starts is entirely convincing, almost understandable even though their belief that Germany was, once again, becoming a fascist state is madness.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:59 am