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After the Truth (1999)
"Nichts als die Wahrheit" (original title)

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The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kai Wiesinger ...
Peter Rohm
Götz George ...
Karoline Eichhorn ...
Rebekka Rohm / Brandenburger
Doris Schade ...
Hilde Rohm
Peter Roggisch ...
Heribert Vogt
Bastian Trost ...
Felix Hillmann
Peter Rühring ...
Dr. Füglein
Michaela Rosen ...
Gunda Friedrichs
Hans Peter Hallwachs ...
Traugott Buhre ...
Stephan Schwartz ...
Daniel Ginsberg
Heinz Trixner ...
Detlef Bothe ...
Volker Risch ...
Frank Röth ...
Dr. Wendler


The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his crimes. The young solicitor Peter Rohm has to defend him. But Peter Rohm - himself an expert on Josef Mengele and his crimes - feels unable to do this. When he decides to take on the case he endangers not only the relationship to his wife but also their lifes. A fictional story around the non-fictional person of Josef Mengele who died in 1979. Written by eixi

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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23 September 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Nichts als die Wahrheit  »

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27 September 1999 | by (Aachen, Germany) – See all my reviews

*No spoilers, all infos included in advertisings to the movie*

This movie is a very brave attempt to ask difficult questions in an unfashionable way. Dr. med. Josef Mengele, the name alone may cause shiver in ones mind. The 'Deathangel of Auschwitz', the beast, a monster, a man!? Richter story actually starts with the doctor arriving in Germany, admitting all he has done... pleading NOT guilty due to the circumstances of his time.

Hardly to believe you might think... so did I, 'till I saw the movie, 'till I heard the argumentation... The movie is no accusation of a political system, a period of time itself, or a single person, it's not even actually a typical 'what-if'. It, too, is no justification for either side. It simple asks the question whether a murder of thousands can be judged or if this is just a little bit out of scale for current laws and minds. If one man was guilty in the past, aren't we all in the present?

The international affect of the topic is too little present. The thriller elements are (IMHO) superfluous and the REAL interesting questions could be more deeply evolved. But nevertheless this movie is worth a ticket or to. Gets a 9/10! I took deep impacts in my conscious... got me troubled.

"If you put aside all answers as lies, still the question remains."

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