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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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Peter Rohm
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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 ...
Medizinsachverständiger
Traugott Buhre ...
Dabrowski
Stephan Schwartz ...
Daniel Ginsberg
Heinz Trixner ...
Müller
Detlef Bothe ...
Siebert
Volker Risch ...
Staatsamwalt
Frank Röth ...
Dr. Wendler
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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. 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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8 October 1999 | by (Göttingen, Germany) – See all my reviews

The main idea of this movie -J. Mengele returning to Germany to stand trial- is a brilliant one. Götz Georges´ Mengele gives the impression of superiority whereas the german society of the today seems pale, confronted with him. The truth is not in question here, the killings and experiments in Auschwitz are admitted openly and the main character of lawyer Rohm mainly wants to understand, how such crimes were possible and how a man like Mengele justifies them. And Mengele gives an explanation... Up to this point the movie works perfectly but then too many side characters and side plots are developed that I was not really interested in. But the main question, why his crimes are crimes, stays unanswered and the second half of the movie simply pressed the fact that everybody can get guilty when the circumstances are "right". I missed a good (ethical, philosophical) answer to that. It was not enough, simply to repeat that Mengele is guilty no matter what he says in his defense, not in a movie like this. I think the producers did not trust the (german) viewers to think for themselves.


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