NSU German History X
|Title:||NSU German History X|
|Original title:||Mitten in Deutschland: NSU|
|Format:||3 x two hours, HD|
Albrecht Abraham Schuch (SYSTEM CRASHER)
Sebastian Urzendowsky (THE TOWER, BORGIA)
Anna Maria Mühe (NSU GERMAN HISTORY X)
Tom Schilling (GENERATION WAR, OH BOY)
Florian Lukas (NORTH FACE, GOOD BYE LENIN!)
Liv-Lisa Fries (THE WAVE)
Liv Lisa Fries (THE WAVE)
Sylvester Groth (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)
Florian Stetter (SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS)
|Directed by:||Christian Schwochow
|Produced by:||A Gabriela Sperl production for Wiedemann & Berg Television for SWR, WDR, BR, ARD Degeto and MDR in association with Beta and Telepool|
NSU German History XInspired by true and current events: A horrific string of murders committed by a neo-Nazi group, which also served as basis for Fatih Akin's Golden Globe-winner and Oscar-shortlisted feature “In the Fade”.
In the aftermath of the fall of the Iron Curtain a clandestine far-right German terrorist group called National Socialist Underground or NSU began operating in Germany by killing immigrants in cold blood, termed the Bosphorus Serial Murders. The victims are brutally slayed with the same gun. The police never even consider a right-wing conspiracy – despite evidence to the contrary – and focus on internal ethnic feuds. So while these decent people are dying, the German authorities are heaping scorn on them, accusing them of drug dealing and hinting at loose morals. Hovering above them are three comrades who've been arrested and let go time and time again: Beate, Böhni and Uwe.
Beate is amazed by the eloquent Uwe and the way he absorbs the right-wing message; but she is just as impressed by Böhni's tripwire temper and random violence. The three soon form a compact trio that lives together and allegedly plans attacks to "restore Germany to the Germans." The trio draws the attention of the Intelligence Service.
Beate, who is now suspected to be an active member of the NSU, refuses to collaborate with the Intelligence Service. Fixated on the "inside-job" theory, the investigators make little leeway and cause great distress as files wander from one office to another, with the trio's mug shots evoking proud and defiant young criminals. The federal authorities, meanwhile, seem intent on hindering the police investigations in order to keep their informers' identity a secret. As the inevitable showdown approaches, Uwe and Böhni choose a radical way out. A few days later Beate turns herself in but refuses to cooperate. In fact, it even seems that the Intelligence Service and Beate are protecting one another. What was the trio's motivation? And how could the Intelligence Service be so blind? The only one who knows for sure is the sphinx-like Beate, the cunning survivor...