Vera Brühne (TV Movie 2001) - Plot Summary Poster

(2001 TV Movie)


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  • Two-part movie focusing on one of Germany's most controversial murder trials after World War II. In spring 1960, Dr. Dietrich Schwarz and his housekeeper Elisabeth Huhn are killed cruelly in his mansion near Munich. Although the police considers suicide, his son brings a charge against his mistress, the self confident Vera Brühne because she inherits the victim's house in Spain. The prosecution runs an investigation and finally believes in the guilt of Brühne and her alleged aide Johann Ferbach. After a dubious trial, they are sentenced to life. Some years later, a young lawyer reviews the files and reveals many inconsistencies. Even very important politicians exerted influence on the case...


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