“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