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The Guests

Crime novelist John Connolly, writer and journalist Belinda McKeon and historian Roy Foster.


The Film: Baader-Meinhof Complex

This new German movie is based on Stefan Aust's definitive work on the Red Army Faction's war against the German state in the late 1960s and 70s. Often described as the radicalised children of the Nazi generation, they caused considerable chaos with bomb attacks, kidnappings and shootings in their assault on what they saw as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment. Here, Rudi Dutschke rails against the Vietnam War in front of thousands of students at the Technical University in Berlin including Andrea Baader and Ulrike Meinhof.


The Film: Waltz With Bashir

This animated anti-war movie by Ari Folman looks at the subconscious effects of war on both the director himself and a group of old friends who served in the Israeli army during the invasion of Lebanon in 1982. The former soldiers are already haunted by the massacres of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and the film opens with Folman rushing to a friend tortured by nightmares. The voices of most of the interviewees are featured in the film, and their recollections are animated.


The Exhibition: Northern Stars and Southern Lights

Now on at the National Gallery in Merrion Square, 'Northern Stars and Southern Lights: The Golden Age of Finnish Art' brings us the best of Finnish painting and printmaking from the period of 1870 to 1920. The highpoint of this era, also known as 'the Golden Age' refers to the time when the country was still a Grand Duchy of Russia, Finland finally gaining independence in 1917. It includes 74 works drawn largely from the Atenauem Museum of Art in Helsinki.


The Performance: Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan is no stranger to The View as both a performer and a some-time panellist. She has just released her 'Live At The Olympia' CD and is set to perform in Cork's Opera House on 21 November before returning to the Olympia on 14 December. Here, she sings Nick Cave's "The Ship Song".


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