Films screening at this event

Labyrinth of Lies

original title
Im labyrinth des schweigens
Giulio Ricciarelli
Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederike Becht
122 min

“Fascinating account of how nationwide amnesia was dissipated by the relentless pursuit of justice.” – Variety

An extraordinary award winning debut feature, based on the landmark investigations that led to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials. In 1958, Johann Radmann, an idealistic young prosecutor, begins a campaign against Nazis who seemingly faded away at the end of World War II. Spurred by an implacable sense of justice and matched against institutional hostility, Radmann shines a piercing light on post-war Germany’s eagerness to forget its horrors. A bravely striking film centred by a powerful discourse on humanity’s resolve in confronting atrocity.

Winner: Best Actor – Bavarian Film Awards

Winner: Audience Choice Prize – Les Arcs European Film Festival

Winner: Special Mention of the Jury – Les Arcs European Film Festival