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by Benedikt Schwarzer


Leo Wagner was a co-founder of the CSU, the Conservatives, and a member of the German Federal Parliament in Bonn. During the day, the wartime generation of politicians did their duty at the political front of the Cold War, afterwards they relaxed in Cologne's night life with young women and old champagne. The families left at home were often only a façade. For Leo, the extravagant way of life came at a cost. He became involved in dubious affairs and contacts with the Stasi. Now, his grandson, young film maker Benedikt Schwarzer, exposes the political and personal background to one of the greatest political scandals of the German Republic in Bonn. 

international title: The Secrets of Handsome Leo
original title: Die Geheimnisse des Schönen Leo
country: Germany
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Benedikt Schwarzer
film run: 80'
release date: DE 17/01/2019
screenplay: Benedikt Schwarzer
cinematography by: Julian Krubasik
film editing: Natascha Cartolaro
music: Michael Lauterbach, Alexander Maschke
producer: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
production: BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Lichtblick Film & TV Produktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk
distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih
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