10 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 »


Johannes W. Betz (screenplay), Hellmut Fulss (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

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 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
The Sandman (TV Movie 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The ambitious young Ina Littmann is investigative journalist for the TV talk show "Eye in Eye". Her current subject is Henry Kupfer, who wrote a bestseller about a psychopathic killer after... See full summary »

Director: Nico Hofmann
Stars: Götz George, Karoline Eichhorn, Barbara Rudnik
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing.

Directors: Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh
Stars: Eva Mozes Kor, Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dan Setton
Stars: Ruth Elias, Marc Berkowith, Josef Kleinman
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 survive Auschwitz. Decades later, she's ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Christine Lahti, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Cake
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 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
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Presented in a Ken Burns Style format. The powerful documentary explores Klara Wizel a sixteen year old Romanian Jew and her will to survive the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele.

Director: Danny Naten
Stars: R.D. Call, Danny Naten, Klara Wizel
Drama | Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Stars: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Henrik Rafaelsen
Schtonk (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

Director: Helmut Dietl
Stars: Götz George, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Christiane Hörbiger
Mengele (2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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


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



Germany | USA


German | Hungarian

Release Date:

23 September 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Truth See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Angel of Death
23 February 2004 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

The story of Nazi collaborators being brought to justice would not seem interesting anymore in these days, even with the emergence of extreme Nationalistic tendencies in several places out of Germany, but Roland Suso Richter made an intelligent and moving drama, based on a fantasy. Suppose that "The Angel of Death of Auschwitz", Dr. Josef Mengele (who never faced German justice and died in Brazil) had come back to Berlin, selected a bright young lawyer (Peter Rohm) for his defense, and asked to be judged to set the facts straight, or to put it in his words, "to let the Truth be known". The lawyer's only strategy is to interpret Mengele's actions under the medical ethics of his time, and in a way he succeeds to prove that Mengele was just acting according to the common notion in Nazi Germany, that doctors could and should dispense of lives that weren't worth-living. But there's more to it. Although the script (by Johannes W. Betz and Christopher and Kathleen Riley) makes a fine tapestry of past and present (and includes a disturbing final speech by Mengele) and the camera-work by Martin Lager is first rate, director Richter does not incurs in flashy style. His mise-en-scene is elegant and confident, immensely helped by the excellent performances by Götz George as Mengele and Kai Wiesinger as Rohm.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed