Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: September 30, 2015
Summary: Germany, 1958. Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) has just recently been appointed Public Prosecutor and, like all beginners, he has to content himself with boring traffic offenses. When the journalist Thomas Gnielka (André Szymanski) causes a ruckus in the courthouse, Radmann pricks up his ears: a friend of Gnielka's identified a teacher as a former Auschwitz guard, but no one is interested in prosecuting him. Against the will of his immediate superior, Radmann begins to examine the case - and lands in a web of repression and denial, but also of idealization. In those years, "Auschwitz" was a word that some people had never heard of, and others wanted to forget as quickly as possible. Only the Prosecutor General Fritz Bauer (Gert Voss) encourages Radmann's curiosity; he himself has long wanted to bring the crimes committed in Auschwitz to the public's attention, but lacks the legal means for a prosecution. When Johann Radmann and Thomas Gnielka find documents that lead to the perpetrators, Bauer immediately recognizes how explosive they are and officially entrusts all further investigations to Radmann. The young prosecutor devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He questions witnesses, combs through files, secures evidence and allows himself to be drawn into the case to such an extent that he is blind to everything else - even to Marlene Wondrak (Friederike Becht), with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love. Radmann oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, colleagues and allies, and is sucked deeper and deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever. [Sony Pictures Classics]
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Runtime: 124 min
Rating: Rated R for a scene of sexuality
Official Site: http://sonyclassics.com/labyrinthoflies/
Production: Naked Eye Filmproduktion
Genres: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Language: German
Home Release Date: Feb 16, 2016
Director Credit
Giulio Ricciarelli Director
Writer Credit
Amelie Syberberg Collaboration On Screenplay
Elisabeth Bartel Screenplay
Giulio Ricciarelli Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Alexander Fehling Johann Radmann
André Szymanski Thomas Gnielka
Friederike Becht Marlene Wondrak
Johannes Krisch Simon Kirsch
Cast Credit
Gert Voss Generalstaatsanwalt Fritz Bauer
Hansi Jochmann Sekretärin Schmittchen
Hartmut Volle Lehrer Alois Schulz
Johann von Bülow Staatsanwalt Otto Haller
Lukas Miko Hermann Langbein
Mathis Reinhardt BKA-Mann Fischer
Michael Schernthaner Alter BKA Mann
Robert Hunger-Bühler Oberstaatsanwalt Walter Friedberg
Tim Williams Major Parker
Timo Dierkes Peter Mertens
Werner Wölbern Hans Lichter
Producer Credit
Giulio Ricciarelli Co-Producer
Jakob Claussen Producer
Jens Oberwetter Line Producer
Sabine Lamby Co-Producer
Ulrike Putz Producer