Der Staat gegen Fritz BauerThe People vs. Fritz Bauer
- Lars Kraume
- Lars Kraume, Oliver Guez
- Burghart Klaussner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sebastian Blomberg, Jörg Schüttauf, Lilith Stangenberg, Laura Tonke
- zero one film in co-production with Terz Film, WDR, HR and ARTE
It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer doggedly devotes his energies to bringing the Third Reich to justice. One day Bauer receives a letter from Argentina, written by a man who is certain that his daughter is dating the son of Adolph Eichmann. Excited by the promising lead, and mistrustful of a corrupt judiciary system where Nazis still lurk, Bauer journeys to Jerusalem to seek alliance with Mossad, the Israeli secret service. To do so is treason — yet committing treason is the only way Bauer can serve his country.
Festivals & Academy awards and others
Deutscher Filmpreis (Lolas) 2016
Winner of 6 awards: Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Direction and Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Ronald Zehrfeld received the award for Best Supporting Actor.
European Film Awards (EFA) 2016
Nominated: EUROPEAN ACTOR 2016
Spain (29 of April 2016)
Germany (1 of October 2015)