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Portrait Of A Judge (Portrait eines Richters)

The lawyer Kolb represents a Vietnamese woman whose husband was beaten up by youths after a neo-Nazi rally. He succeeds in bringing charges against the neo-Nazis' leader who had made a malicious speech at the rally. But the judge wants to acquit the accused. Matters come to a dramatic head between Kolb and the judge when he discovers that this same judge had refused in the past to reverse a sentence by the Nazi justice system which had condemned a Jewish businessmann to death without any concrete proof for allegedly having a relationship with a Gentile, the so-called Rassenschande.
Category Feature
Director Norbert Kueckelmann
Screenplay Dagmar Kekulé, Norbert Kueckelmann, Thomas Petz
Cinematography Igor Luther
Sigrun Jaeger
Markus Lonardoni
Cast Robert Giggenbach, Dorothée Hartinger, Peter Simonischek
Producer Norbert Kueckelmann
Production Company FFAT/Munich, in co-production with ARTE, WDR
Runtime 89 min
Format 35 mm, color
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Muenchen 97

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