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The dramatized account of the war crime trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »
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 Justice Robert H. Jackson (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe (2 episodes, 2000)
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Following the defeat of Germany in WWII, the Allies determine that there must be an accounting of German war crimes. Twenty-four Nazis, representative of all sections of military and civilian life are chosen to stand trial for the crimes of conspiracy to commit aggression, commission of aggression, crimes during war and crimes against humanity. The preparations for the trial, the trial itself and its aftermath are shown through the eyes of Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson and through the eyes of Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering, the ranking Nazi defendant. Written by Jason A. Cormier

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Most of the actors playing the defendants are Canadian, the country where the miniseries was filmed. Herbert Knaup, who plays Albert Speer, is one of the few actual Germans in the cast. See more »

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Most of the defendants used headphones throughout the trial to hear the translations of the Allied members of the court. Yet, none of the defendants used headphones to hear their verdict and sentencing. See more »

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Lt. Tex Wheelis: Rough day, Reichsmarschall?
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: On the contrary. We had an excellent lunch, a nice view of the city, and in the courtroom we had the best seats in the house.
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Features Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps (1945) See more »

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Das Ist Berlin
Written by Balz / Hammes / Leux / Perl
Performed by Liane
Boboton Verlad (1938)
Courtesy of Omega Record Group
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Compelling stuff
13 September 2000 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

This is a strange subject for a modern TV series designed to entice an audience to whom World War II is as distant as the Pelopenesian Wars. Yet this is a tough, well produced, historically accurate and thoroughly compelling film. Brian Cox steals the show with a masterful recreation of Hermann Goering as a beguiling rogue. And the production techniques excel, for example the sound track as silent film of the concentration camps is shown to the trial. It puts the horror in context without exploiting it or sensationalizing it. A brilliant piece of historical film making.


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