2001, Fabrizio Collini (Franco Nero), a retired Italian worker, who had been living in Germany for 35 years, kills an elderly wealthy industrialist well known throughout the country. Collini's defense has been assigned to a public defender, the young lawyer Caspar Leinen (Elayas M'Barek), at his first major trial. However, Caspar had been a protegee of the murdered person, who he considered as a kind of father.Written by
The book and movie are based losely on a similar real case (Friedrich Engel), without spoiling too much for new viewers. See more »
Touching and thrilling
Starting like a better TV crime movie, The Collini Case turns suddenly into one of the best drama films I have seen for a long time. A very emotional and also shocking movie and yes, real good cinema from Germany. I hope for a nomination for the oscar for the international feature film.
Don't forget tissues, and please note that the movie has some (necessarily) heavy scenes.
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