The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Biography


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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.


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  • Joseph Fiennes and Matthias Schweighöfer in The Red Baron (2008)
  • Lena Headey and Matthias Schweighöfer in The Red Baron (2008)
  • Til Schweiger in The Red Baron (2008)
  • Lena Headey in The Red Baron (2008)
  • Til Schweiger in The Red Baron (2008)
  • Matthias Schweighöfer in The Red Baron (2008)

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12 April 2008 | Ralfscheapthrill
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Few days ago I read an interview with Schweighöfer in which he's wondering why "The Red Baron" didn't get any subsidies. "Maybe they didn't like the script". They were right! And I don't think, the script was too controversial... I wish, it'd be. It's a pity that private financed productions like "As far as my feet will carry me" or even Vilsmaier's "Marlene" and now "The Red Baron" have producer's that are obviously willing to make the best movies they can, even without public money. they spent their budget on the cast, effects, good looks but they don't have a clue what to do with their values. They hire authors and directors who turn out to be just unable to cope with their projects. And most of the critics just complain about historical facts... I don't get it. It's a movie! But a badly told one. If you want to make a movie about a world war pilot who tries to be the best, then tell us, how he does it. And not in the main case, how he tries to win a nurse's heart! There are a lot of good love stories around, but THIS is the story of guy who liked to fly and shoot down enemies. If you pick it, stick to it. Don't be ashamed of your choice. It's quite funny to see a few quite impressing battle scenes, but the battles that mattered for the story are simply ignored. They get on the plane. Cut. Hospital. Everything that matters in the story is in the dialogs, not in actions. And even the important dialogs are filmed in cowardly undramatic distant shots... A waste of talent, chances and money.

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Release Date:

10 April 2008

Language

German, English, French


Country of Origin

Germany, UK

Filming Locations

Czech Republic

Box Office

Budget:

EUR18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,931 21 March 2010

Gross USA:

$37,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,783,332

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