The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer)
Presented by the Goethe-Institut New York
New York premiere. Germany. Dir. Lars Kraume. 2015, 105 mins. In German, English, and Yiddish, and Spanish with English subtitles. With Burghart Klaussner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sebastian Blomberg. The true story of one man’s relentless quest to bring Nazi war criminals to justice provides the basis for this gripping drama. While much of Germany was eager to bury its Nazi past by the late 1950s, Jewish lawyer Fritz Bauer (an incredible performance by The White Ribbon’s Burghart Klaussner) risks everything—including charges of treason—to track down and prosecute Adolf Eichmann, the infamous architect of the Final Solution. Told with the verve of a good thriller, The People vs. Fritz Bauer sheds light on an incredible, stranger-than-fiction slice of history. A Cohen Media Group release.
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