A murder. A murderer. No motive.
Attorney Caspar Leinen seems trapped when he's appointed by the court to defend the suspect in a spectacular murder case. But he soon starts to unearth one of the greatest legal scandals ever, stretching back to the aftermath of Nazi Germany...
The thrilling WWII-related drama is an outstanding adaptation of the international bestselling novel by Ferdinand von Schirach. Elyas M’Barek (“Suck Me Shakespeer“, “This Crazy Heart”), Alexandra Maria Lara ("The Baader Meinhof Complex“, "Control“, "Rush“) and Franco Nero ("Camelot", "Django Unchained“, "John Wick: Chapter 2“) star in the lead roles. Marco Kreuzpaintner ("Trade“, "Beat“, "Summerstorm“) directs the explosive, spellbinding murder trial masterfully, testing the bounds between morality and justice.
For over 30 years, Fabrizio Collini has worked diligently for a German carmaker before going and killing a man, seemingly on a whim. It's a nightmare for lawyer Caspar Leinen, who takes over his case as a court-assigned lawyer: The victim, respected industrialist Jean-Baptiste Meyer, is the grandfather of his high-school sweetheart Johanna. Everything in this spectacular case seems to be working against the inexperienced lawyer: Caspar Leinen is personally involved, has a client who won't talk to him, and an opponent who seems far superior in legendary prosecutor Professor Richard Mattinger. When he decides to tackle the case anyway, he starts uncovering one of the greatest legal scandals ever, stretching back to World War II. But how much is he willing to sacrifice to expose the truth?
2020 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (USA): Audience Award- Best Narrative Feature Gala
|Original Title||Der Fall Collini|
Constantin Film Produktion GmbH
|Year Of Production||2019|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV],English [ST],Italian [DUB]|
Cast & Crew
Alexandra Maria Lara
Jens Frederik Otto