Labyrinth of Lies

[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.
R
Genre
Drama, History
Runtime
124
Language
German
Cast
Alexander Fehling, Andre Szymanski, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch, Hansi Jochmann, Johann von Bülow, 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 resistance. He’s never ...

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