Red Baron - The Movie

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Location: Germany

Monday, October 16, 2006

Synopsis

www.redbaron-themovie.com

Europe in 1916. Thirsting for adventure and carried away by the euphoria of the moment, 24-year-old Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighöfer) goes off to war like thousands of other young men. As celebrated fighter pilots, he and his comrades soon become cult figures for the soldiers on the battlefields, admired by friends and foes alike.

Marked by sportsmanlike conduct and ambition, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of honor. They decorate their aircrafts in a whole range of motifs. Manfred von Richthofen’s red Fokker DR I becomes a symbol of the feared but revered flying squadrons of the First World War.

Though it is not long before von Richthofen begins to understand that his hero status is deceptive. His love for Käte (Lena Headey), a nurse, opens his eyes to the brutality and viciousness of war. A war which leaves no room for valiant deeds and, even worse, eliminates many of his friends, who lose their lives in reckless aerial combat.

When Manfred from Richthofen comes to realize that he is being misused by the military regime for propaganda purposes and so actually contributing to encouraging thousands of soldiers – who worship him blindly – to rush headlong to their destruction, he decides to escape his fame. A decision that makes him legendary... but with tragic consequences.

Cast


Matthias Schweighöfer
as Manfred von Richthofen




Til Schweiger
as Werner Voss




Lena Headey
as Käte




Joseph Fiennes
as Captain Roy Brown




Volker Bruch
as Lothar von Richthofen




Maxim Mehmet
as Lieutenant Sternberg




Steffen Schroeder
as Lieutenant Bodenschatz




Hanno Koffler
as Lieutenant Lehmann




Tino Mewes
as Lieutenant Wolff




Ralph Misske
as Menzke




Axel Prahl
as Gerneral von Hoeppner




Gitta Schweighöfer
as Kunigunde von Richthofen




Jan Vlasák
as Major von Richthofen

Crew


Niki Müllerschön
Director and screenplay




Dan Maag
Producer




Thomas Reisser
Producer




Roland Pellegrino
Producer




Andrew Jack
Dialogue Coach




Andrew Mollo
Millitary Consultant




Stephan Barth
Line Producer




Georg Korpas
Makeup Artist




Gudrun Schretzmeier
Costume Designer




Klaus Merkel
Director of Photography




Thilo Kuther
VFX Supervisor




Rainer Gombos
VFX Supervisor




Pirmin Straub
Trainee

Video Diary (New videos online)



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Introduction



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode I



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode II



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode III



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode IV



Red Baron - The Movie - On The Road I



Red Baron - The Movie - On The Road II



Red Baron - The Movie - On The Road III



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode VI



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode VII



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode VIII



Red Baron - The Movie Video Diary Episode IX

Pictures from the movie


Til Schweiger in plane




Joseph Fiennes in front of his plane




Joseph Fiennes, Lena Headey and Niki Müllerschön




Lena Headey in plane




Matthias Schweighöfer and Joseph Fiennes




Joseph Fiennes and Niki Müllerschön at work




SFX Studio Set