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Der Fall Barschel (2015)

Film about the death of the German politician Uwe Barschel, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hotel room in 1987, and the surrounding political scandals.


Kilian Riedhof
7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Alexander Fehling ... David Burger
Fabian Hinrichs ... Olaf Nissen
Matthias Matschke ... Uwe Barschel
Antje Traue ... Giselle Neumayer
Edgar Selge ... Walter Brauneck
Luise Heyer ... Simone Burger
Martin Brambach ... Reiner Pfeiffer
Paula Kalenberg ... Anja Pohle
Patrick Hastert Patrick Hastert ... Monsieur Lombard
Rolf Lassgård ... Ray Steenkamp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jantje Bilker Jantje Bilker ... Cats Falck
Beniamino Brogi ... Vergori
Claudio Caiolo Claudio Caiolo ... Di Natale
Liberato Candiello ... Agent CIA
Louis Christiansen Louis Christiansen ... Benni Burger
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6 February 2016 (Germany) See more »

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