THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER

DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER

By Lars KRAUME

BETA CINEMA - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2015

Sometimes the only way to save your country is to betray it.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Contemporary World Cinema
Ventana Sur 2015
European Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH, YIDDISH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lars KRAUME
    • Writer(s)
    • Lars KRAUME, Olivier GUEZ
    • EIDR 10.5240/54AE-7581-AF43-84E6-DB20-I
    • Producer(s)
    • Thomas KUFUS (zero one film GmbH)
    • 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 take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, so far with no success due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Because of his distrust in the German justice system, Fritz Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and, by doing so, commits treason. Bauer is not seeking revenge for the holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.
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