Picked up in Toronto by Sony, this unadorned version of a depraved chapter of German history chooses to concentrate on the figure of a young state prosecutor Radmann (Fehling) in 1960s Frankfurt who’s given responsibility for identifying and bringing to trial the 8000 people who worked at Auschwitz. Although this trajectory doesn’t have the thrust of Judgment at Nuremberg, it does explore an individual’s despair at and responsibility for collective crimes, making one wonder why it wasn’t done earlier.
Labyrinth of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens) | Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli (Germany 2014) with Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederike Becht. Starts November 6
Originally published in issue #132, November 2014.