Labyrinth of Lies

by Giulio Ricciarelli

Based on true events of the investigations that lead to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials in the 1960ies that eventually tackled the murders and sentenced Nazi criminals to prison.

Frankfurt 1958: nobody wants to look back to the time of the Nazi regime. Young prosecuting attorney Johann Radmann comes across some documents that help to initiate the trial against some members of the SS who served in Auschwitz. But both the horrors of the past and the hostility against his work bring Johann to the point of meltdown. It is nearly impossible for him to find his way through this maze; everybody seems to have been involved or guilty.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 121 minutes
Original title
Im Labyrinth des Schweigens
directed by
Giulio Ricciarelli
produced by
Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion in co-production with naked eye filmproduction GmbH
  • Alexander Fehling (LABYRINTH OF LIES)
  • André Szymanski
  • Friederike Becht (LABYRINTH OF LIES, THE READER)
  • Johann von Bülow (LABYRINTH OF LIES)
  • Gert Voss

Press Quotes

"Giulio Ricciarelli‘s fact-based drama is an intelligent and arresting tale of an ambitious young prosecutor intent on bringing war criminals to justice."

"Fehling playing the combination of drive, ambition and inexperience to perfection."

Selected Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival