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Man Under Suspicion (Morgen in Alabama)

At an election meeting, shots are fired. A young man in the middle of the crowd is arrested. The only reason he gives for the shooting is that he wanted to make a mark. A lawyer, who is currently in the news as the defense counsel of a child murderer, is appointed to take on the young man’s case. But at first he does not get anywhere with his client. It is only when the young man’s sister arrives on the scene that he begins to take a serious interest in the case. A press photographer and a TV journalist draw his attention to a strange phenomenon. His client maintains he is the only person involved in the shooting, whereas in fact he is not. All the signs seem to indicate that he is a member of a neo-Nazi group who incited him to commit the crime.
Genre Thriller, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1984
Director Norbert Kueckelmann
Screenplay Norbert Kueckelmann, Thomas Petz, Dagmar Kekulé
Cinematography Jürgen Jürges
Cast Maximilian Schell, Lena Stolze, Wolfgang Kieling, Robert Atzorn
Production Company FFAT/Munich
Length 126 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 1984
Awards Silver Bear Berlin 1984, German Film Award in Silver 1984