The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

Direction: Lars Kraume

FictionMovieCinema

Germany 2015
195 Min.

Ramifications 24h Jerusalem

zero one film in Coproduction with ARTE (DE/FR), HR (DE), BR( DE), Terz Film (DE).
Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Hessische Filmförderung, DFFF.

Rental: Alamode Film
World Distribution: Beta Cinema

World Premiere: Aug 7, 2015, Internationales Filmfestival Locarno
Cinema premiere: Oct 1, 2015

Trailer

Content

In 1957, the Hessian 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, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, tries to take crimes from the Third Reich to court, ever since he returned from Danish exile. So far, without success, due of the fi erce 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 bend on revenge for the holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.

Awards

68. Festival del Film Locarno 2015

Piazza Grande Audience Award

German Film Award, 2016

Best fiction film : Thomas Kufus

Günter Rohrbach Preis 2015

Best music: Julian Maas, Christoph M. Kaiser

Günter Rohrbach Preis 2015

Best movie (Bester Film)

Bavarian Film Awards, 2016

Best leading actor: Burghart Klaußner

Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2015 (AG Kino– Gilde e.V.)

German Cinema Guild Prize in the national categorie

German Actor Awards 2016

Best supporting character: Ronald Zehrfeld

German Film Award for Peace 2016

Actor prize: Burghart Klaußner

German Film Award, 2016

Best costume design: Esther Walz

German Film Award, 2016

Best scenery: Cora Pratz

German Film Award, 2016

Best supporting character: Ronald Zehrfeld

German Film Award, 2016

Best direction: Lars Kraume

German Film Award, 2016

Best script : Lars Kraume, Oliver Guez

German Film Critics' Prize 2015

Best actor: Burghart Klaußner

German Film Critics' Prize 2015

Best movie

Günter Rohrbach Preis 2015

Best leading actor: Burghart Klaußner

Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2015

Feature film

Kinofest Lünen 2015

"Perle": Barbara Schnitt