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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 »

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Johannes W. Betz (screenplay), Hellmut Fulss (collaborator on screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

German | Hungarian

Release Date:

23 September 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Truth See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A close look at the face of evil.
26 September 1999 | by MWillisSee 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.


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