9 user 20 critic

After the Truth (1999)

Nichts als die Wahrheit (original title)
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 »


(screenplay), (collaborator on screenplay) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this ... See full summary »

Director: Romuald Karmakar
Stars: Götz George, Jürgen Hentsch, Pierre Franckh
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris
Christian (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Son of God Visits a tough British high School disguised as a fourteen year-old... and sparks soon fly. The King Of The Jews meets The Lord Of The Flies.

Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Stars: Harry King, Jude Monk McGowan, Christina Jones
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Konrad von Seidlitz is a young yuppie lawyer currently celebrating his engagement with Cornelia, daughter of minister of justice Volkerts. As a public relations gag, he hasn't paid his ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Suso Richter
Stars: Kai Wiesinger, Michael Mendl, Katharina Meinecke
Out of the Ashes (TV Movie 2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on a true story, this heart-wrenching film follows the journey of Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Hungarian doctor who manages to... Based on a true story, this ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Christine Lahti, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Cake
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Director: Lucía Puenzo
Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening
Riverworld (TV Movie 2003)
Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Hale, an American astronaut dies and is reincarnated with other persons who have lived throughout all of human history and end up on a mysterious planet called 'Riverworld'. The humans are ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland
Stars: Brad Johnson, Karen Holness, Emily Lloyd
The Cat (1988)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two bank robbers hold the clerks hostage and demand 3 million German marks as ransom. What the police do not realise is that the true criminal mastermind watches them from outside the bank, anticipating every move.

Director: Dominik Graf
Stars: Götz George, Gudrun Landgrebe, Joachim Kemmer
Night Shapes (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitants. The down-and-out, the rich and the poor, the polizei, the street kids and taxi ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Dresen
Stars: Myriam Abbas, Dominique Horwitz, Oliver Breite
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A Jewish commando unit hunting Nazi war criminals tracks down the infamous Dr. Mengele in the jungle, and find that he is torturing nubile young virgins and performing horrible medical ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bianchi
Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Suzanne Andrews, Fernando Rey
Mengele (2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Actual events that took place in Germany during the holocaust, told through the eyes of Joseph Mengele.

Director: Patrick Dunbar
Stars: Doc Holliday, Jay Phoenix
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Amelia Earhart didn't die. Now she fights as a member of a super secret elite team of women, the 99's. Part of the Scientific Strategic Reserve and equipped with Tesla technology, the 99's ... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Cook, Stephen Baker, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Sheila Ivy Traister, Andre Gilbert, Kathryn Gould


Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Rohm
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 ...
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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


See all certifications »






Release Date:

23 September 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

After the Truth  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A close look at the face of evil.
26 September 1999 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a disturbing movie, a courtroom drama in which a man claiming to be Josef Mengele voluntarily returns to Germany for trial. He enlists an unwilling lawyer to defend him in a court of law. The lawyer must defend the indefensible, an act he finds personally repugnant but accepts because of a need to understand the holocaust and what let it happen. The answer seems to be that unspeakable evil lurks closer than one might comfortably imagine.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I see this? EchoesOfDecimation
Discuss After the Truth (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: