The Red Baron

The Red Baron

Director: Nikolai Muellerschoen Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger

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Overview

The true story of one of World War One's deadliest air aces comes to the screen in this historical drama. Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighöfer) becomes fascinated with flying when he's just a boy, and as a young man he joins the German army and becomes part of their budding air force. Flying in a squadron with his best friend, Werner Voss (Til Schweiger), von Richthofen is a pilot with a great talent for aerial battle, but he also has a sense of honor and fair play, and he and his cohorts often pay tribute to fallen opponents by dropping wreaths over the wreckage of their planes. When von Richthofen and Voss discover a Canadian pilot, Capt. Roy Brown (Joseph Fiennes), who has been stranded in German territory, they rescue the flier rather than leave an enemy soldier to die, and while bringing him to safety Manfred meets Käte Otersdorf (Lena Headey), a military nurse who has devoted her life to helping those wounded by war. Manfred becomes deeply infatuated with Käte, but while she is also taken with him, she cannot abide his open embrace of the blood sport of war, and even as he becomes one of Germany's most decorated pilots, downing countless enemy planes, he comes to understand the true horror of war and the consequences of his actions. Von Richthofen gains an even greater perspective on war when he encounters Capt. Brown one last time. Der Rote Baron (aka The Red Baron) was shot in both German- and English-language versions, with the same cast appearing in both.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2010
UPC: 0012233366525
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Monterey Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 4,330

Special Features

Closed Caption; Making of the Red Baron; Legends of the Red Baron

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthias Schweighöfer Manfred von Richthofen
Lena Headey Käte
Til Schweiger Voss
Joseph Fiennes Captain Brown
Volker Bruch Lothar von Richthofen
Steffen Schroeder Bodenschatz
Axel Prahl General von Hoeppner
Maxim Mehmet Sternberg
Hanno Koffler Lehmann
Tino Mewes Wolff
Ralph Misske Menzke
Josef Vinklar Hindenburg
Ladislav Frej Kaiser Wilhelm
Jan Vlasák Major von Richtofen
Julie Engelbrecht Ilse
Gitta Schweighöfer Kunigunde von Richthofen

Technical Credits
Nikolai Muellerschoen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Franziska Aigner-Kuhn Casting
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus Asst. Director
Stephan Barth Executive Producer
Hubert Bartholomae Sound Editor
Ulrich Beck Executive Producer
Petr Forejt Sound/Sound Designer
Stefan Hansen Score Composer
Mirka Hyzikova Casting
Jens Doeldissen Special Effects Supervisor
Jindrich Koci Art Director
Rene Kock Co-producer
Georg Korpas Makeup
Milena Koubkova Art Director
Michael Kranz Sound Editor
Nico Krebs Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Maag Producer
Marcus Machura Associate Producer
Emmelie Mansee Editor
Klaus Merkel Cinematographer
Andrew Mollo Consultant/advisor
Roland Pellegrino Executive Producer
Dirk Reichardt Score Composer
Thomas Reisser Producer
Olivia Retzer Editor
Gudrun Schretzmeier Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip Schulz-Deyle Co-producer
Martin Sebík Asst. Director
Christoph Strunck Associate Producer
Yvonne von Wallenberg Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Jeremy Zimmerman Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Red Baron
1. Salute [11:45]
2. Ace [4:53]
3. Medal [8:37]
4. Red Plane [6:56]
5. Broken Heart [14:48]
6. Love Story [13:00]
7. Weakness [13:22]
8. Doubt [13:46]
9. Flying Again [9:32]
10. Farewell [9:02]

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