September 1916 - a young aristocrat, Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighöfer - Valkyrie), is transferred to a German fighter division.
Numerous kills, his trademark bright red plane and the heroic conquests of his 'Flying Circus' squadron soon make him a German hero. Yet manipulated by the High Command propaganda machine and distracted by fame, he remains blind to the true cost of conflict.
Only when injured and shown the horrors of a field hospital by a German nurse (Lena Headley - Terminator, Sarah Connor Chronicles), does he begin to understand there is more to war than his beloved aerial duels.
Reticent and disillusioned, but unflinchingly loyal to his men, the feared Baron knows he cannot stop flying. But even for this living legend, each new mission could be his last.
Packed with incredible aerial combat scenes, this is the story of the greatest fighter pilot of all time.