People Vs. Fritz Bauer: German Film about Role of Attorney General in the Eichmann Saga

THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER is the winner of six German Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Lars Kraume), Best Supporting Actor (Ronald Zehrfled) and Best Screenplay (Lars Kraume, Olivier Guez).

The tale is set in 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, who 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 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.

 

Opens August 19, 2016

Runtime: 105 minutes

 

Directed by Lars Kraume

Written by Lars Kraume, Olivier Guez

Starring Burghart Klaussner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith Stangenberg, Jörg Schüttauf, Sebastian Blomberg