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After the Truth

Original title
Nichts als die Wahrheit
Year
Running time
128 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Johannes W. Betz, Christopher Riley
Music
Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker
Cinematography
Martin Langer
Cast
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Producer
Edward R. Pressman Film / Helkon Media AG / Studio Babelsberg Independents
Genre
Drama. Thriller
Synopsis / Plot
The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his crimes. The young solicitor Peter Rohm has to defend him. But Peter Rohm - himself an expert on Josef Mengele and his crimes - feels unable to do this. When he decides to take on the case he endangers not only the relationship to his wife but also their lifes. A fictional story around the non-fictional person of Josef Mengele who died in 1979.
Awards
1999: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Götz George)
1999: San Sebastián Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Seashell
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