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Shades of Guilt

 
Title: Shades of Guilt
Format: 10 x one hour, HD
Starring: Moritz Bleibtreu
Directed by: Hannu Salonen
Maris Pfeiffer
Produced by: MOOVIE - the art of entertainment presents a Oliver Berben production for ZDF
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Shades of Guilt

Can justice be truly blind?

Based on the short stories "Guilt" by Ferdinand von Schirach


In the final analysis, it all comes down to guilt. Different shades of guilt that one assumes in a single moment of thoughtlessness, or in months of planning. Defense Attorney Friedrich Kronberg knows that he must try to tip the scale in favor of the defendant, no matter how guilty the defendant is. He probes a model young couple accused of having committed a murder 19 years earlier and who would rather die than go to jail... boarding-school teens whose hazing of a fellow student nearly turns fatal... a group of men who savagely raped a young woman yet must be let off free.. a man who tells his wife that he is going to sexually abuse their daughter and is then found dead... Crimes that are never what they seem to be and are never black and white.

A haunting sense of timelessness interwoven with an undercurrent of menace - with his new type of bestselling legal thrillers, author Ferdinand von Schirach has established a subgenre that was predestined for a groundbreaking new series. Lending emotional depth to the TV adaptation is Moritz Bleibtreu (RUN LOLA RUN, THE EXPERIMENT, MUNICH, SOUL KITCHEN) as Friedrich Kronberg. In storylines that shift iridescently between various eras, the camera unfolds an artistry and impact rarely obtained on television. But then again, fighting for the rights of criminals is also rarely found on TV. Justice may be blind – but guilt is never deaf.

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