Mines comedy from the procedural aspects of the investigation as Bauer oscillates between curmudgeonly and inspirational. [Five out of five stars.]
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The People vs. Fritz Bauer

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, 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 but without success due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Because of his distrust in the German justice system, 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.

Toronto International Film Festival 2015 ∙ Locarno International Film Festival 2015 ∙

London Film Festival 2015 ∙ Berlin International Film Festival 2015

Winner of 6 German Film Awards (LOLA AWARDS) including:
Best Film ∙ Best Director ∙ Best Supporting Actor (Ronald Zehrfeld) ∙ Best Screenplay

Played at

Claremont 5, 8.27.16 - 9.05.16
Royal, 8.19.16 - 9.22.16
Town Center 5, 8.19.16 - 9.01.16
Playhouse 7, 8.19.16 - 9.01.16
Music Hall, 5.24.16 - 5.24.16
Rated R This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English, German, Spanish, Yiddish

Director: Lars Kraume
Cast: Burghart Klaussner, Jörg Schüttauf, Lilith Stangenberg, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sebastian Blomberg
FEATURED REVIEW: http://variety.com/2015/film/festivals/the-people-vs-fritz-bauer-film-review-1201559356/
Nazi war criminals being brought to justice has made for great cinema in everything from 1961’s “Judgment at Nuremberg” to last year’s “Labyrinth of Lies.” But those trials are just the tip of the iceberg in “The People vs. Fritz Bauer,&rdquo...