Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Red Baron (2008) "Der rote Baron"

For a great WWI movie about the war in the air, I recommend The Red Baron "der rote Baron" (2008) starring Matthias Schweighofer as a perfect Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen.

The movie was criticized for some historical inaccuracies, but overall I think it is a very good movie with interesting characterizations, a plot and great aerial combat scenes. His red Albatros of Jasta 11 is nicely portrayed.


  1. Michael,
    I really enjoyed this movie. I have always been impressed by the honor and bravery that the military have in battle but there was something special about Richthofen's approach to winning the fight but not always trying to take out the pilot. I appreciate the recommendation and look forward to the next one!

    Thank you,

  2. Brandt, agreed, excellent movie, much better than "the Blue Max" which I won't be reviewing!