Nichts als die Wahrheit

Nichts als die Wahrheit

Deutschland 1998/1999, Spielfilm

Inhalt

After the Truth
One of the greatest challenges the legal system has ever faced. Dr. Josef Mengele, one of the most wanted Nazi war criminals turns himself in to the authorities to tell his "truth" to the world. A battle between conscience and evil... It′s one thing to judge Josef Mengele from the standpoint of history, to demonize him basing solely on the documentation of his inhuman and horrible medical experiments. After The Truth presents us with Mengele′s hypothetical trial, which forces us to review that judgment.

The responsibility of our sense of right and wrong is mirrored in the film by the attorney Peter Rohm, whose idealistic belief in the legal system conflicts heavily with his emotional resistance to defending such a monster. The viewer is presented with Josef Mengele the man, flesh and blood, and must hear him out as he quite emotionally and rationally states the reasons for his work.

As Mengele′s testimony proceeds, the indignation of our conscience is aroused, yet we cannot help but perceive him as human, like ourselves, with passions and a purpose. To defend himself is his legal right and we must listen, somehow impartially. Is it possible he can convince us of his innocence? At the very least the viewer must consider the man, monster or not ...and his motives.

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Credits

Director:Roland Suso Richter
Screenplay:Johannes W. Betz
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Editing:Peter R. Adam
Music:Harald Kloser
  
Cast: 
Kai WiesingerPeter Rohm
Götz GeorgeJosef Mengele
Karoline EichhornRebekka Rohm
Doris SchadeHilde Rohm
Peter RoggischHeribert Roggisch
Bastian TrostFelix Hillmann
Stephan SchwartzDaniel Ginsberg
Peter RühringDr. Füglein
Heinz TrixnerMüller
Michaela RosenGunda Friedrichs
Jockel TschierschKommissar Wichmann
Detlef BotheSiebert
Volker RischStaatsanwalt
Frank RöthDr. Wendler
Peer MartinyAdlatus Vogt
Michael SchenkUntersuchungsrichter Kürten
Andreas WellanoSpielwarenhändler
Elsa Grube-DeisterPerl Goldstein
Moutlak OsmanLeon Kerbel
Janos GönczölGyula Eszterhas
Caroline PiguetBabette Didic
Zoltan DemeUngarischer Dolmetscher
Ute LuboschGerichtsmedizinerin
Rüdiger KuhlbrodtProf. Krill
Winfried WagnerDr. Liebermann
Wolfgang DehlerGenetiker
Bernhard LeuteHandschriftenexperte
Holger Kunkel1. LKA-Beamter
Klaus-Dieter Klebsch2. LKA-Beamter
Hans-Gerd SonnenburgRichter
Luc FeitReporter Pressekonferenz
  
Production company:Helkon Media Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Studio Babelsberg Independents (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Werner Koenig, Martin Heldmann

All Credits

Director:Roland Suso Richter
Assistant director:Hellmut Fulss
Screenplay:Johannes W. Betz
Script editor:Bernhard Springer
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Still photography:Stefan Erhard
Lighting design:Oliver Haas, Thomas von Klier
Gaffer:Christian Nickel, Branco Schlicht, J. E. Tukiendorf
Set design:Bettina Schmidt, Dago Pfalzer
Prop master:Bernd Nikolaus, Dago Pfalzer, Marcus Wellendorf
Make-up artist:Sabine Schumann, Germaine Mouth
Special make-up effects:Hasso von Hugo
Costume design:Silke Sommer
Editing:Peter R. Adam
Assistant editor:Alljo Fazlagic
Sound assistant:Erik Seifert
Special effects:Michael Bouterweck, Adolf Wojtinek
Music:Harald Kloser
  
Cast: 
Kai WiesingerPeter Rohm
Götz GeorgeJosef Mengele
Karoline EichhornRebekka Rohm
Doris SchadeHilde Rohm
Peter RoggischHeribert Roggisch
Bastian TrostFelix Hillmann
Stephan SchwartzDaniel Ginsberg
Peter RühringDr. Füglein
Heinz TrixnerMüller
Michaela RosenGunda Friedrichs
Jockel TschierschKommissar Wichmann
Detlef BotheSiebert
Volker RischStaatsanwalt
Frank RöthDr. Wendler
Peer MartinyAdlatus Vogt
Michael SchenkUntersuchungsrichter Kürten
Andreas WellanoSpielwarenhändler
Elsa Grube-DeisterPerl Goldstein
Moutlak OsmanLeon Kerbel
Janos GönczölGyula Eszterhas
Caroline PiguetBabette Didic
Zoltan DemeUngarischer Dolmetscher
Ute LuboschGerichtsmedizinerin
Rüdiger KuhlbrodtProf. Krill
Winfried WagnerDr. Liebermann
Wolfgang DehlerGenetiker
Bernhard LeuteHandschriftenexperte
Holger Kunkel1. LKA-Beamter
Klaus-Dieter Klebsch2. LKA-Beamter
Hans-Gerd SonnenburgRichter
Luc FeitReporter Pressekonferenz
  
Production company:Helkon Media Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Studio Babelsberg Independents (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Werner Koenig, Martin Heldmann
Co-Producer:Götz George, Edward R. Pressman
Line producer:Nils Dünker
Unit production manager:Madeleine Remy
Post-production:Udo Happel
Shoot:15.06.1998-08.08.1998: Berlin, Potsdam
Original distributor:Helkon Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Subsequent distributor:Alamode Filmdistribution OHG (München)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3510 m, 128 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.10.1999, 82758 [3. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.08.1999, 82758, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 23.09.1999

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Nichts als die Wahrheit
weitere Schreibweise Nichts, als die Wahrheit

Versions

Original

Length:3510 m, 128 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.10.1999, 82758 [3. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.08.1999, 82758, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 23.09.1999