Labyrinth of lies

Labyrinth of lies

Im Labyrinth des Schweigens

DVD - 2016 | German
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"Germany 1958. In those years, "Auschwitz" was a word that some people had never heard of, and others wanted to forget as quickly as possible. Against the will of his immediate superior, young prosecutor Johann Radmann begins to examine the case of recently identified teacher who was a former Auschwitz guard. Radmann soon lands in a web of repression and denial, but also of idealization. He devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He 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."--container.


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Jun 03, 2019

In German with English subtitles. An excellent movie about how a young, inexperienced German lawyer in 1958 takes on hunting down Nazis living in his city that were responsible for killing thousands of people just 15 yrs earlier and living without any accountability. The entire city & country society had amnesia and did not want to face what had happened a few years earlier.

Dec 09, 2018

Dismal topic but well constructed story. Worth watching.

Nov 13, 2018

An excellent drama on the aftermaths of WW2 on the younger German generation, and the lack of remorse of some from the older one. Totally engaging. Subtitles.

Sep 29, 2018

Excellent film! Definitely deserves more attention!!!!

Jul 01, 2017

This was a movie that I believe was underappreciated and deserved more press when it was released. I particular liked the character of the ambitious German prosecutor played by Alexander Fehling and how he came to discover the horrible truth, then struggled with it and tried blocking it out in very unhealthy ways-- heavy drinking, anyone-- then listened to his conscience and ended up doing the right thing even when doing the right thing was not at all easy. Finally, I love "JUSTICE" and this film has it. Well worth watching!!

Jun 03, 2017

Masterfully produced on the generation of Germans after World War II. Great acting from the entire cast in a gripping true story. You won't believe what went on in Germany after the war. To say the least, it is a real eye opener!

May 25, 2017

It's rather slow and plodding, but the subject is great. Who knew the next generation of Germans were kept in the dark ?
I recommend the DVD DENIAL 2017.

Apr 03, 2017

This is a 2014 German docudrama directed by Giulio Ricciarelli, based on true events.
It is quite amazing and shocking to know that, as of 1958, most Germans didn't know the name of Auschwitz, let alone crimes committed at the place.
At the trial the seventeen SS men were found guilty.
Throughout 20-month trial, however, none of them showed any remorse, which is also amazing and unbelievable.

Jan 06, 2017

Sometimes the only thing more disgraceful than the Nazi mass killings is the continuing denial to this day of this reality. Four paws up from Abby Tabby and Kristi

Nov 29, 2016

'it's not about the punishment - it's about the stories of the victims' and this trial allowed that to happen.

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