Jean-Gabriel Périot, a French filmmaker preoccupied with found footage and archival material, makes his feature debut with this history of the left-wing Red Army Faction—more commonly known as the Baader-Meinhof gang—that terrorized Germany throughout the 1970s. The documentary draws heavily on the RAF’s own agitprop films, created by radical students from the German film and TV academy in Berlin, and on news footage from West German media, much of it focused on the glamorous journalist-turned-radical Ulrike Meinhof. With no commentary of any kind, the movie lacks any controlling political consciousness and soon becomes a struggle between two counternarratives, one underground and the other mainstream. That’s an appropriately radical approach to the story, though viewers unfamiliar with the RAF’s complicated history may be in for a bumpy ride. In German and French with subtitles.