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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

Writers:

Lars Kraume (screenplay), Olivier Guez (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$277,636, 25 September 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Spain was released with limited opening in 30 theaters (16 provinces); later was a widest opening in 52 theaters (30 provinces). The film was projected in dubbed version / subtitled version. See more »

Goofs

Fritz Bauer is shown checking into the American colony hotel so as to meet the Mossad. In 1957, that hotel was under Jordanian rule, and totally inaccessible to Israelis. See more »

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Inkognito
Performed by Lilith Stangenberg
Interpreted by Julian Maas/ Christoph Kaiser (as Christoph M. Kaiser) /Lilith Stangenberg
Composed by Julian Maas / Christoph Kaiser / Ali Zuckowski
Music publishers: Oblique Music + Ediaon Songreiter (UMP)
© 2015 Colosseum Music Entertainment GmbH
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Taking liberties
2 September 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

That's metaphorically and literally speaking of course. One might also add that it can be a pun too. But while my summary line is definitely on the light side, the movie is not. And it couldn't be with the story it wants to tell. Germany has an obvious history with Nazis and the subsequent hunt for them. Or sometimes neglect in hunting them down for various reasons.

This movie shows one of many cases and one man who was determined to bring as many to justice as possible. Despite and through all obstacles that were before him. So this is a story (thriller) that has quite a bit going for it. It's really well made and well acted too and the suspense is there, from the start until the end. There's also a lot of award talking going on about this, if that is something you're interested in


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