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The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (original title)
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The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Director:

Lars Kraume

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Lars Kraume (screenplay), Olivier Guez (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ... Heinz Mahler
Burghart Klaußner ... Fritz Bauer
Andrej Kaminsky Andrej Kaminsky ... Polizeibeamter
Jörg Schüttauf Jörg Schüttauf ... Paul Gebhardt
Carolin Stähler Carolin Stähler ... Frau Kreidler
Sebastian Blomberg ... Ulrich Kreidler
Michael Schenk ... Adolf Eichmann
Stefan Gebelhoff Stefan Gebelhoff ... Willem Sassen
Pierre Shrady ... Eberhard Fritsch
Götz Schubert ... Georg August Zinn
Laura Tonke ... Fräulein Schütt
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... Staatsanwalt Kügler
Daniel Krauss ... Staatsanwalt Vogel
Nikolai Will ... Staatsanwalt Warlo
Ronald Zehrfeld ... Karl Angermann
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The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

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Based on the true story of the hunt for Adolf Eichmann. See more »


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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English | Yiddish | Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Heimatlosen/Fritz Bauer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,781, 19 August 2016

Gross USA:

$277,636
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The later work of the real Fritz Bauer contributed to the creation of an independent, democratic justice system in West Germany, as well as to the prosecution of Nazi war criminals and the reform of the criminal law and penal systems. See more »

Goofs

The 9mm round Bauer is sent in the mail has a Norinco headstamp, dated 1992. Norinco was founded in 1980, and a round dated 1992 would obviously not exist in the late 1950s, when the scene takes place. See more »

Soundtracks

Ich bin ein Mann
Performed by Lilith Stangenberg
Composed by Julian Maas / Christoph Kaiser(as Christoph M. Kaiser) / Ali Zuckowski
Music publishers: Oblique Music + Ediaon Songreiter (UMP)
© 2015 Colosseum Music Entertainment GmbH
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The People vs. Fritz Bauer has lots of drama, not enough tension
21 September 2016 | by anadena-28348See all my reviews

The People vs. Fritz Bauer presents the story of Attorney General Fritz Bauer, a Jew on a quest to prosecute the crimes of the Third Reich, as he was also briefly in a concentration camp, at one point. The action is set in motion when he learns that Adolf Eichmann, a lieutenant colonel responsible for mass deportations, is not only alive but living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To be sure, Eichmann is one of the worst Nazi officials, and in today's political climate it would be hard to imagine that his prosecution would be riddled with difficulties, yet as this film shows, even in the late 1950s the political climate in Germany was not as progressive as it is today. Read the rest of my review here: https://indieethos.com/2016/09/16/the- people-vs-fritz-bauer/


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