PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Biography
German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.
Are you out of your bloody minds?
Manfred von Richthofen, Sternberg, Voss, Lehmann: Yes, sir.
Bodenschatz: You risk the squadron planes to attend an enemy funeral?
Manfred von Richthofen, Sternberg, Voss, Lehmann: Yes, sir!
The British aircraft in the film's first dogfight should have been DH.2 pusher aircraft (rear-mounted engine to allow a forward firing machine gun with the lack of interruptor gear) . The DH2 was the best fighter aircraft at the RFC's disposal in early 1916 and it was what Lanoe Hawker was flying when he was shot down; it certainly looked nothing like an SE5a, the aircraft in the film's dogfight. The German pilots then examine the wreckage of an 'RE8', again not in service until later in the war, plus the smashed up aircraft being examined looks nothing like an RE8 anyway. Since the flying scenes were obviously CDG images, it can't have been that difficult to have done some simple research and then represent the aircraft more authentically. Clearly, however, it was.
German, English, French
$13,931 (USA) (21 March 2010)
$36,569 (USA) (11 April 2010)
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