Giulio Ricciarelli directs his extraordinary debut, nominated for 2016 Best Foreign Oscar, based on the landmark investigations that led to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials. In 1958, Johann Radmann, an idealistic young prosecutor, begins a campaign against Nazis who seemingly faded away at the end of WWII. Spurred by an implacable sense of justice and matched against institutional hostility, Radmann shines a piercing light on post-war Germany’s eagerness to forget its horrors. A bravely striking film centered by a powerful discourse on humanity’s resolve in confronting atrocity.
Awards and festivals
Bavarian Film Awards – Winner: Best Actor
Les Arcs European Film Festival – Winner: Audience Choice Prize
Les Arcs European Film Festival – Winner: Special Mention of the Jury
“Fascinating account of how nationwide amnesia was dissipated by the relentless pursuit of justice.”