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Friday, February 19, 2010

"The Red Baron" Flys Into Toronto March 12

Monterey Media and Video Service Corp., present "The Red Baron", written/directed by Nikolai Muellerschoen, opening theatrically in Toronto, March 12.

The action adventure, filmed in English, stars Matthias Schweighöfer as WWI German flying ace 'Manfred von Richthofen', aka 'The Red Baron", Til Schweiger as 'Lieutenant Voss', Lena Headey as 'Käte', Joseph Fiennes as Allied Forces’ Canadian pilot 'Captain Roy Brown'.

"The Red Baron" is produced by Dan Maag, Thomas Reisser and Nikolai Muellerschoen.

"...'Baron Manfred von Richthofen' is, at the age of 24, the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces – a legend in his own time, a hero at home and a man both feared and respected by the enemy. Von Richthofen and his fellow officers see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike, challenges that, at least at first, obscure their view of the horrors of the battlefields below. For millions of his countrymen, he becomes an idol, a symbol of hope and pride. But the German high command increasingly misuses him for propaganda purposes – until the young pilot falls in love with a beautiful and resolute nurse who opens his eyes and von Richthofen finally becomes aware of his role in a senseless and barbarous war.

"Despite heavy losses in his squadron while torn between his disgust for the war and his responsibility to his fighter wing, von Richthofen cannot stop flying. Even for this living legend, each new combat mission could be his last… "

"The Red Baron" on DVD, through VSC on June 1st.

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