Labyrinth of Lies

Release date:September 30, 2015
(limited)

Studio:Sony Pictures Classics

Director:Giulio Ricciarelli

MPAA Rating:R (for a scene of sexuality)

Screenwriter:

Starring:Alexander Fehling, Andre Szymanski, Johann von Bulow, Friederike Becht, Gert Voss

Genre:Drama

Plot Summary:

The film, based on a true story, exposes the conspiracy of certain prominent institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during WWII.

In "Labyrinth of Lies," the economic miracle is changing the life of Germans in post-war Germany 20 years later. Most of them are sick of the war and prefer to push their guilt to the back of their mind. When a journalist (Andre Szymanski) identifies a teacher in the playground as a former guard from Auschwitz, no one wants to take notice. But a young prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) takes on the case and can‘t even be stopped by his boss. During his research he realizes that some Germans claim that they never heard the expression "Auschwitz," while others try to forget about it. As the resolute prosecutor doesn't give up, the Attorney General Fritz Bauer (Gert Voss) retains him to take charge of the investigations. Struggling with an overload of information, the young attorney blunders into a labyrinth of guilt and lies where he almost gets lost.

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