The Red Baron depicts the story of the Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighofer), one of the aces of the Luftstreitkrafte, the air arm of the Imperial Germany Army. The Baron, who perceives his air battles as a sportif challenge, becomes an idol in his country, due to his reckless way to conduct the airplane. While giving hope and pride to his fellow citizens, the Red Baron is also used by the high hierarchies of the Imperial Army as a tool of propaganda. The meeting with Kate (Lena Headey) will open his eyes. However, the Baron won't be able to stop flying, beside the frustration of being a tool in the hands of war monger. The Red Baron tells the story of a man torn between his honor code and the contempt for the military establishment that made of him a tool for a fierce and bloody war with no honor left.