German Film Award for Best Feature Film, 2016.
Its economy flourishing in the postwar 1950s, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting its recent past. Against this backdrop, the implacable Attorney General Fritz Bauer is committed to holding leaders of the Third Reich to account. He is stymied at every turn by authorities with Nazi ties, many of them former higher-ups under Hitler, now in top government positions. While slandered in the court of public opinion by foes seeking to silence him, the tenacious Bauer pursues a forbidden alliance with the Israeli spy agency Mossad to apprehend Holocaust mastermind Adolph Eichmann.
Unafraid to expose the complicity of Germany’s chancellor, as well as industrial giants such as Mercedes-Benz, The People vs. Fritz Bauer is a timely reminder of how justice can still be corrupted by economic interests.
Running time: 105 min.