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Nichts als die Wahrheit / After the Truth
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Josef Mengele, one of Nazi Germany's most hated war criminals and presumed long dead, returns from Argentina after over 40 years of hiding to voluntarily give himself up to the authorities in order to have his day in court and tell his story to the world before he dies. A young and ambitious lawyer, Peter Rohm, who has been researching for a book about Mengle for years, is drawn into becoming his legal advisor. Although Rohm, as a human being, absolutely rejects Mengele's atrocious actions, he is forced, as his lawyer, to do everything in his power to ensure that his client gets a fair trial. Development in court endanger Rohm's marriage and uncover a series fo terrible truths about the past. 

BIOGRAPHY

ROLAND SUSO RICHTER

Marburg, 1961. He attended the New York Actors studio. In 1984 he made his first feature film, Kolp. after his second work, Nur Frauen, kein Leben (1985), he  mainly devoted himself to TV movies. 4 Tage lebenslänglich (A Fortnight For Life, 1996) marked his return to the big screen, after which he directed Sara Amerika (1998). 

CAST & CREW
Director
Roland Suso Richter
Screenplay
Johannes W. Betz
Photography
Martin Langer
Edition
Peter Adam
Cast
Götz George, Kai Wiesinger, Karoline Eichhorn, Doris Schade
Running Time
113 m.
Country
Germany - USA
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