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THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER

by Lars Kraume

synopsis

Germany, 1957. Attorney general Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to bring to trial the perpetrators of the crimes of the Third Reich ever since his return from his Danish exile. However, he hasn’t been successful so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Wary of the German justice system, Bauer contacts the Mossad, the Israeli secret service, thereby committing treason. But Bauer is not seeking revenge – he is concerned about the future of Germany.

international title: The People vs. Fritz Bauer
original title: Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Lars Kraume
film run: 105'
release date: DE 01/10/2015, AT 09/10/2015, FR 13/04/2016, BE 20/04/2016, NL 28/04/2016
screenplay: Lars Kraume, Olivier Guez
cast: Burghart Klaußner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith Stangenberg, Jörg Schüttauf, Sebastian Blomberg, Micheal Schenk, Laura Tonke
cinematography by: Jens Harant
film editing: Barbara Gies
costumes designer: Esther Walz
music: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
producer: Thomas Kufus
co-producer: Christoph Friedel, Barbara Buhl, Jörg Himstedt, Georg Steinert
production: Zero One Film GmbH, Terz Filmproduktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, HR - Hessischer Rundfunk, ARTE Deutschland
distributor: Alamode Film, Look Now!, ARP Sélection, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V.

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