Film Info: STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER, DER

PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER, THE (STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER, DER)

Germany, 1957. 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, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, with so no success so far due to 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 seeking revenge for the holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.


Lars Kraume was born in Chieri/Italy in 1973 and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. He worked for two years as a freelance photographer before enrolling at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin (dffb) in 1994. Since then he works as a director, script author and producer. He directed the shorts 3.21 UHR (1992), BERNIE (1995), LITTLE JOE & PRETTY JUDY (1995), ZAHLTAG (1996), LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DANCE WITH UGLY WOMEN (1997) and KING OF THE ELEPHANTS (1997) before making his first feature DUNCKEL (1998), followed by VIKTOR VOGEL - COMMERCIAL MAN (2001), KISMET (TV, 2002), SAG NICHTS (2003), the Tatort episode WO IST MAX GRAVERT? (2004), NO SONGS OF LOVE (KEINE LIEDER ÜBER DIE LIEBE, 2005), GUTEN MORGEN HERR GROTHE (2007), THE DAYS TO COME (DIE KOMMENDEN TAGE, 2010), MEINE SCHWESTERN (2011), DAS FAMILIENFEST (2015), and THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER (DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER, 2015).
Genre Biopic, Drama, Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Lars Kraume
Screenplay Lars Kraume, Olivier Guez
Cinematography Jens Harant
Cast Burghart Klaußner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith Stangenberg, Sebastian Blomberg, Jörg Schüttauf, Laura Tonke, Götz Schubert, Rüdiger Klink, Michael Schenk
Producer Thomas Kufus
Production Company zero one film/Berlin, in co-production with TERZ Film/Cologne, WDR, HR/Frankfurt, ARTE
Length 105 min
Format color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Locarno 2015 (Piazza Grande), Busan 2015, BFI London 2015, Black Nights Tallinn 2015, Hong Kong 2016, Seattle 2016, Shanghai 2016, Sarajevo 2016, Bengaluru 2017, Durban 2017
Awards UBS Audience Award Locarno 2015, German Film Award 2016 (Gold: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director: Lars Kraume, Best Supporting Actor: Ronald Zehrfeld, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, Hessische Filmförderung
German Distributor Alamode Film/Munich

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