[A] fascinating account of how a dense fog of nationwide amnesia was dissipated by the relentless pursuit of justice.
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Labyrinth of Lies

Frankfurt, 1958: nobody wants to look back to the time of the National Socialist regime. Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann comes across some documents that help initiate a trial against some members of the SS who served in Auschwitz. But both the horrors of the past and others’ hostility towards his work bring Johann close to a meltdown. It is nearly impossible for him to find his way through this maze; everybody seems to have been involved or guilty.

LABYRINTH OF LIES is Germany’s official submission for 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Played at

Music Hall, 1.15.16 - 1.21.16
Playhouse 7, 10.09.15 - 10.25.15
Town Center 5, 10.09.15 - 10.29.15
Royal, 9.30.15 - 10.29.15
Rated R This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 124 min
Language: German
Cast: Alexander Fehling, Andre Szymanski, Friederike Becht, Hansi Jochmann, Johann von Bülow, Johannes Krisch, Robert Hunger-Buhler
FEATURED REVIEW: Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
This German film tells an uncomfortable story about Cold War-era Germany in the 1950s, when Johann (Alexander Fehling), a young prosecutor, hears a story about a former Auschwitz guard, who is now a schoolteacher. When he decides to try to prosecute the man, he runs into stiff resist...