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Prozess, Der

Prozess, Der
Scene from "Der Prozess" (photo courtesy of Filmmuseum Berlin/Deutsche Kinemathek)

In over eight years of research, Der Prozess follows the longest criminal proceedings in Germany's legal history - the "Majdanek Trial". In interviews with judges, the accused, victims and eye witnesses, and with the use of documentary footage and reports, the film recounts (in three parts) the legal trials against the workers and perpetrators of the Lublin/Majdanek concentration camp from the first day to the pronouncement of the judgment.
Genre History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1975
Director Eberhard Fechner
Screenplay Eberhard Fechner
Cinematography Frank Arnold, Nils-Peter Mahlau, Bernd Schofeld
Brigitte Kirsche
Producer Dieter Meichsner
Production Company NDR
Runtime 260 min
Format 16 mm, color, b&w
Sound Technology Optical
German Distributor Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen/Berlin

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