LebensLang - Mord verjährt nicht

LebensLang - Mord verjährt nicht

Deutschland 2004-2007, TV-Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Life Sentence

The consequences of a murder haunt the family and friends of the victim their whole lives long. A life sentence. There can be no real comfort.

In legal terms as well, nothing is forgotten: there is no statute of limitations for murder. Court exhibits are kept on hand until a final sentence is passed. The new technology of DNA analysis has proven extremely helpful in evaluating the evidence left behind at a crime scene, enabling much finer distinctions to be made. Hundreds of murderers who thought they had gotten away with it could be brought to justice after all.

In long and very personal conversations with convicted murderers, the film depicts the kind of lives they led in the time intervening between committing the crime and their ultimate arrest. Were they plagued by recurring nightmares? Or were they able to repress the incident as time went by, easing their conscience with a web woven of self-justification and refusal to own up to what they had done?

A documentary on the theme of guilt and redemption; a penetrating, multifaceted psychogram of the depths and suffering of the human soul.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Wolfram Seeger
Screenplay:Wolfram Seeger (Konzept)
Director of photography:Wolfram Seeger
Editing:Wolfram Seeger
Production company:EXIT Film Produktion (Rösrath)
Producer:Wolfram Seeger

All Credits

Director:Wolfram Seeger
Screenplay:Wolfram Seeger (Konzept)
Interviews:Wolfram Seeger
Script (other):Christel Schaffner (Transkription)
Director of photography:Wolfram Seeger
Assistant camera:Filipp Forberg
Editing:Wolfram Seeger
Sound:Ute Haverkämper, Axel Schmidt
Production company:EXIT Film Produktion (Rösrath)
Commissioned by:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Wolfram Seeger
Producer (TV):Jutta Krug, Reinhard Wulf
Length:85 min
Format:16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.11.2007, Kassel, Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 13.01.2008, 3sat

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) LebensLang - Mord verjährt nicht

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Original

Length:85 min
Format:16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.11.2007, Kassel, Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 13.01.2008, 3sat
 

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