‘Baader Meinhof’ Selected As Germany’s Oscar Entry

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Cornelia Hediger's 02.15.08 (2008) Photo: Courtesy of Focus Features

Potential German blockbuster Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, which created a stir when reviewers privy to an early screening were threatened with a 100,000-euro fine if they divulged any information, has been officially submitted as Germany's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar category. The movie, about a terrorist gang who carried out political assassinations in the seventies and eighties, premiered in Munich yesterday and opens wide in Germany next week. Also, it sounds rad: According to Reuters, "filmmakers say they have paid close attention to detail, including the number of bullets used in each assassination." [BBC]