The People vs. Fritz Bauer
|Title:||The People vs. Fritz Bauer|
|Original title:||Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer|
|Format:||two hours, HD|
Burghart Klaußner (THE WHITE RIBBON)
Ronald Zehrfeld (PHOENIX)
Jörg Schüttauf (THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER)
Sebastian Blomberg (The BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX)
|Directed by:||Lars Kraume (THE VERDICT, THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER)|
|Produced by:||zero one film in co-production with Terz Filmproduktions GmbH|
The People vs. Fritz BauerSometimes the only way to save your country is to betray it.
In 1957, the Hessian 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, tries to take crimes from the Third Reich to court, ever since he returned from Danish exile. So far, without success, due of 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 bend on revenge for the holocaust - he is concerned with the German future.