In November's edition of Standpoint Magazine, Peter Whittle reviews the new film about Germany's Red Army Faction, The Baader Meinhof Complex:
'...The initial petty criminal transgressions of the car-stealing, joy-riding Baader initially drew supportive laughter from some of the younger viewers at my screening, doubtless in the belief that they were seeing something cool, but this faded away when it became clear how repulsive a character Baader actually was (although perhaps it was his sexist insults rather than his way with explosives which shocked them into silence). What might also strike them, if they think about it again, was the almost total absence from the film of any representative of the group's beloved proletariat. The only time we set eyes on the workers is when, as chauffeurs, policemen and bodyguards, they are on the wrong end of one of the gang's shotguns. This is a solidly middle-class affair...'
Read the whole review here
The Baader Meinhof Complex is released on 14th November.