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Fritz Bauer, un héros allemand

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Immersion in German cinema


Thursday, 6 April 2017 | 15:00 La Maison du Cinéma

                                    Poster of Fritz Bauer, un héros allemand

Immersion in German cinema

In collaboration with the Goethe Institute - Montreal

Germany, 1957. The Hessian Chief Public Prosecutor Fritz Bauer receives vital clues about the whereabouts of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible for the preparation and organisation of mass deportations and murders of European Jews. Allegedly, Eichmann is hiding in Buenos Aires. Fritz Bauer, a Jew and Social Democrat, who had made it his objective since returning from Danish exile to bring perpetrators of the Nazi regime before the courts, tries to arrange the trial of Adolf Eichmann in West Germany.

In his office, Bauer is virtually left on his own. Not only is he not supported by his colleagues, but they also continually scheme against his research. Only one young prosecutor, Karl Angermann, earns Bauer’s trust and the Hessian Minister President Georg-August Zinn protects him. Increasingly, it becomes apparent that Fritz Bauer’s work is more than just a thorn in the side of influential circles within the German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Intelligence Service – and possibly even the Federal Chancellery. People would like to see Fritz Bauer finally rendered “harmless”. Denunciations, which even spill over into his private life, among other things aspiring to establish his homosexual inclinations and a breach of Paragraph 175, threaten to wear him and his colleagues down. Suspicious of the German judiciary and national investigators, Bauer contacts the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, which ultimately succeeds in abducting Eichmann in Argentina and putting him on trial in Israel.


Lars Kraume










German, subtitled in French


Burghart Klaußner and Ronald Zehrfeld


Zero One Film GmbH
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Lars Kraume

Lars Kraume was born on 24 February 1973 in Chieri, Italy and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. After completing his A-Levels, he worked at various advertising agencies and as an assistant to portrait photographers before working as a freelance photographer for two years. From 1994 to 1998, he studied at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin. After the TV thriller “Der Mörder meiner Mutter” (1999), Kraume had his feature film debut with “Viktor Vogel – Commercial Man” in 2001 – a satirical comedy about a young copywriter who hopes for a successful career in a prestigious agency. After working on diverse television projects, Kraume founded the film production company Badlands in 2007 with Matthias Glasner and Jürgen Vogel. THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in the summer of 2015.