Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer - 2015 | AKA: The People vs. Fritz Bauer (English)

01 Oct 2015Drama
Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer Film 2015 Poster
Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer Poster


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 bring to trial the perpetrators of the crimes of the Third Reich ever since his return from his Danish exile. However, he hasn’t been successful so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Wary of the German justice system, Bauer contacts the Mossad, the Israeli secret service, thereby committing treason. But Bauer is not seeking revenge – he is concerned about the future of Germany.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): Lars Kraume

Producer(s): Thomas Kufus

Starring(s): Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Andrej Kaminsky, Jörg Schüttauf, Sebastian Blomberg, Carolin Stähler, Stefan Gebelhoff, Michael Schenk, Pierre Shrady, Götz Schubert, Laura Tonke

Music by: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas

Story by: Lars Kraume

Screenplay by: Lars Kraume

Edited by: Barbara Gies

Cinematography: Jens Harant


Other Name(s): The People vs. Fritz Bauer (English)

EFW Scale: Not available

Release Date: 01 Oct 2015

Other Release Date / Place: 07 Aug 2015 / Locarno

Genre(s): Drama

Certification: Not Available

Language(s): English, Yiddish, Spanish, German

Country: Germany

Film Industry: German

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: Zero One Film

Distributed by: Alamode Film

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