News

21. September 2015

Munich, 21 September 2015. Beta Cinema’s Locarno Audience Award winner THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER has become a Toronto International Film Festival-bestseller.

Lars Kraume’s riveting historical thriller, starring top German actors Burghart Klaussner (“The White Ribbon”) and Ronald Zehrfeld (“Barbara”, “Phoenix”) which chronicles the herculean efforts of German district attorney Fritz Bauer to bring Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann to justice, had been acquired by Italy’s Valerio de Paolis’ Cinema, Caramel (Spain), Cineart (Benelux), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Strada Films (Greece), Lev Cinemas (Israel), Alfa Films (Argentina), and New Select (Japan). As previously announced ARP has acquired France and LookNow! Switzerland.

Advanced negotiations are underway with distributors from the USA.

The film starts in West Germany in 1957. Attorney general Fritz Bauer receives evidence about the whereabouts of Eichmann. The SS lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from exile in Denmark, but without success due to the fierce German determination to repress its past. Because of his distrust in the German justice system, Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and, in doing so, commits treason.

THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER has been produced by Thomas Kufus zero one film in co-production with Terz Film, WDR, HR and ARTE. German distributor is Alamode, which will release on Oct 1st.

For further information:

Beta Cinema Press
Dorothee Stoewahse
Tel: + 49 89 63 84 627
press@betafilm.com

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