Im Labyrinth des Schweigens

Im Labyrinth des Schweigens

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Labyrinth of Lies

Germany 1958. Reconstruction, economic miracle. Johann Radmann has just recently been appointed Public Prosecutor and, like all beginners, he has to content himself with boring traffic offenses. When the journalist Thomas Gnielka causes a ruckus in the courthouse, Radmann pricks up his ears: a friend of Gnielka's identified a teacher as a former Auschwitz guard, but no one is interested in prosecuting him. Against the will of his immediate superior, Radmann begins to examine the case – and lands in a web of repression and denial, but also of idealization. In those years, "Auschwitz" was a word that some people had never heard of, and others wanted to forget as quickly as possible. Only the Prosecutor General Fritz Bauer encourages Radmann's curiosity; he himself has long wanted to bring the crimes committed in Auschwitz to the public's attention, but lacks the legal means for a prosecution. When Johann Radmann and Thomas Gnielka find documents that lead to the perpetrators, Bauer immediately recognizes how explosive they are and officially entrusts all further investigations to Radmann.

The young prosecutor devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened back then. He questions witnesses, combs through files, secures evidence and allows himself to be drawn into the case to such an extent that he is blind to everything else – even to Marlene Wondrak, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love.

Radmann oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, colleagues and allies, and is sucked deeper and deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever…

Source: German Film Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Giulio Ricciarelli
Screenplay:Elisabeth Bartel, Giulio Ricciarelli
Director of photography:Roman Osin, Martin Langer
Editing:Andrea Mertens
Music:Sebastian Pille, Niki Reiser
  
Cast: 
Alexander FehlingJohann Radmann
André SzymanskiThomas Gnielka
Friederike BechtMarlene Wondrak
Johannes KrischSimon Kirsch
Hansi JochmannErika Schmitt
Johann von BülowOtto Haller
Robert Hunger-BühlerWalter Friedberg
Lukas MikoHermann Langbein
Peter CieslinskiAmtsrichter
Gert VossFritz Bauer
Robert MikaJosef Bichinsky
Lisa MartinekInge
Tim WilliamsMajor Parker
Thomas HessdörferRichard Baer
Hartmut VolleAlois Schulz
Mathis ReinhardtFischer, BKA
Udo SuchanRobert Mulka
Fritz ScheuermannHeinz Brandner
Werner WölbernHans Lichter
Elinor EidtKathi
Timo DierkesPeter Mertens
Stefan WilkeningHerr Kleiner
Susanne SchäferJohanns Mutter
Ellen SchulzDagmar
Martin RentzschStaatsanwalt
Andreas Manz-KozárMarlenes Vater
  
Production company:Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke, Uli Putz

All Credits

Director:Giulio Ricciarelli
Assistant director:Hellmut Fulss
Screenplay:Elisabeth Bartel, Giulio Ricciarelli
Director of photography:Roman Osin, Martin Langer
2nd Camera unit:Fabian Rösler
Steadycam operator:Fabian Rösler
Lighting design:Marcus Venner
Key grip:Kai Mischka Finnigan
Production design:Manfred Döring
Art director:Janina Jaensch
Set design:Susanne Richter
Stand-by props:Ingrid Ramsauer
Make-up artist:Verena Weißert, Judith Müller
Costume design:Aenne Plaumann
Editing:Andrea Mertens
Sound design:Friedrich M. Dosch
Sound:Günther Gries
Audio mixing:Stefan Korte
Casting:An Dorthe Braker
Music:Sebastian Pille, Niki Reiser
  
Cast: 
Alexander FehlingJohann Radmann
André SzymanskiThomas Gnielka
Friederike BechtMarlene Wondrak
Johannes KrischSimon Kirsch
Hansi JochmannErika Schmitt
Johann von BülowOtto Haller
Robert Hunger-BühlerWalter Friedberg
Lukas MikoHermann Langbein
Peter CieslinskiAmtsrichter
Gert VossFritz Bauer
Robert MikaJosef Bichinsky
Lisa MartinekInge
Tim WilliamsMajor Parker
Thomas HessdörferRichard Baer
Hartmut VolleAlois Schulz
Mathis ReinhardtFischer, BKA
Udo SuchanRobert Mulka
Fritz ScheuermannHeinz Brandner
Werner WölbernHans Lichter
Elinor EidtKathi
Timo DierkesPeter Mertens
Stefan WilkeningHerr Kleiner
Susanne SchäferJohanns Mutter
Ellen SchulzDagmar
Martin RentzschStaatsanwalt
Andreas Manz-KozárMarlenes Vater
  
Production company:Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Naked Eye Filmproductions GmbH & Co. KG (München)
Producer:Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke, Uli Putz
Co-Producer:Sabine Lamby, Giulio Ricciarelli
Line producer:Jens Oberwetter
Unit production manager:Carolin von Fritsch, Andrea Oechsner
Location manager:Erwin Netzer, Johannes Eppinger (Motiv), Roman Savary (Set)
Production coordinator:Nancy Dlusztus, Ulla Wagner
Shoot:21.09.2013-15.11.2013: Frankfurt am Main, München
Original distributor:Universal Pictures International Germany GmbH (Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Hessen Invest (Frankfurt am Main), Bayerischer Bankenfonds (BBF) (München)
Length:123 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.09.2014, 146809, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 09.2014, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 06.11.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Im Labyrinth des Schweigens

Versions

Original

Length:123 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.09.2014, 146809, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 09.2014, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 06.11.2014
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2015
Pierrot, Bester Hauptdarsteller
 
FBW 2014
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll