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The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (original title)
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The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.


Lars Kraume


Lars Kraume (screenplay), Olivier Guez (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burghart Klaußner ... Fritz Bauer
Ronald Zehrfeld ... Karl Angermann
Lilith Stangenberg ... Victoria
Jörg Schüttauf ... Paul Gebhardt
Sebastian Blomberg ... Ulrich Kreidler
Michael Schenk ... Adolf Eichmann
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ... Heinz Mahler
Laura Tonke ... Fräulein Schütt
Götz Schubert ... Georg August Zinn
Paulus Manker ... Friedrich Morlach
Cornelia Gröschel ... Charlotte Angermann
Tilo Werner Tilo Werner ... Isser Harel
Dani Levy ... Chaim Cohn
Robert Atzorn ... Hans Jasper
Andrej Kaminsky Andrej Kaminsky ... Polizeibeamter


The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In Spain was released with limited opening in 30 theaters (16 provinces); later was a widest opening in 52 theaters (30 provinces). The film was projected in dubbed version / subtitled version. See more »


Fritz Bauer is shown checking into the American colony hotel so as to meet the Mossad. In 1957, that hotel was under Jordanian rule, and totally inaccessible to Israelis. See more »


References Heute Abend Kellerclub (1964) See more »


Symphonie Pathéaque Nr. 6
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Music publishers: Bruton Music Ltd PRS/Universal Publishing Producaon Music GmbH
Label: Bruton Classical Series/Universal Publishing Producaon Music GmbH (GEMA)
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the duty
27 May 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

At first sigh, another confrontation against past. correct, well acted, impecable script, wise thriller. in essence, a film about politic. its rules and shadow and solutions. more important, a film about duty. and patriotism. and the price for a option defining a life. the delicate equilibrium is the lead virtue of this admirable film . remarkable for the fine portraits and for the exploration of the birth of shadows. a film about chavalery in old sense. and about vulnerabilities as basic ingredient of challenges. short, a biographic film who, for its splendid manner to use the elements of story, propose profound senses of an event, reality and the right form of duty assume.

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Release Date:

1 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,781, 21 August 2016

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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