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Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (The State vs. Fritz Bauer)

Nomination 2016
European CIVIS Cinema Prize

Production:zero one film GmbH, TERZ Filmproduktions GmbH
Feature film by Lars Kraume

Germany 1957. While the young Federal Republic wants to leave the Nazi era behind, the Attorney-General Fritz Bauer tirelessly fights to bring the perpetrators to court in their own country. Twelve years after the end of the war, he received the crucial tip as to where the former SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann was hiding himself away. The resistance right up to the highest circles is forming. Lars Kraume creates the powerful and captivating portrait of a courageous man and his fight for justice

anti-Semitism    democratic culture    civil courage   

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