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A murder. A murderer. No motive. A young lawyer. A spectacular murder case. A legal scandal stretching back to Nazi Germany.

For over 30 years, Fabrizio Collini has worked diligently for a German carmaker before going and killing a man, seemingly on a whim. It's a nightmare for lawyer Caspar Leinen, who takes over his case as a court-assigned lawyer: The victim, respected industrialist Jean-Baptiste Meyer, was Leinen's long-time friend and mentor and is the grandfather of his high-school sweetheart Johanna. Everything in this spectacular case seems to be working against the inexperienced lawyer: Caspar is personally involved, has a client who won't talk to him, and an opponent who seems far superior in legendary prosecutor Professor Richard Mattinger. When he decides to tackle the case anyway, he starts uncovering one of the greatest legal scandals ever, stretching back to World War II. But how much is he willing to sacrifice to expose the truth?

Courtroom drama meets political thriller in this outstanding adaptation of the international bestselling novel by Ferdinand von Schirach (Crime,Guilt). Elyas M’Barek (SUCK ME SHAKESPEER, THIS CRAZY HEART), Alexandra Maria Lara (THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, CONTROL, RUSH) and Franco Nero (CAMELOT, DJANGO UNCHAINED, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2) star in the lead roles. Marco Kreuzpaintner (TRADE, BEAT, SUMMERSTORM) directs the explosive, spellbinding murder trial masterfully, testing the bounds between morality and justice.
Genre Drama, History, Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Marco Kreuzpaintner
Screenplay Christian Zübert, Robert Gold, Jens-Frederik Otto
Cinematography Jakub Bejnarowicz
Cast Elyas M'Barek, Franco Nero, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heiner Lauterbach, Pia Stutzenstein, Jannis Niewöhner, Rainer Bock, Peter Prager
Producers Christoph Müller, Kerstin Schmidbauer, Marcel Hartges, Martin Moszkowicz
Co-Producer Stefan Gärtner
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion, in co-production with SevenPictures Film
Runtime 124 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Haifa 2019, Haugesund – The Norwegian International Film Festival 2020, Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 2020
Awards Audience Award at Haugesund – The Norwegian International Film Festival 2020, Best Feature - Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 2020

With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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