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Nichts als die Wahrheit (1999)

The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. ... See full summary »

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Peter Rohm
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Dr. Josef Mengele
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Rebekka Rohm / Brandenburger
Doris Schade ...
Hilde Rohm
Peter Roggisch ...
Heribert Vogt
Bastian Trost ...
Felix Hillmann
Peter Rühring ...
Dr. Füglein
Michaela Rosen ...
Gunda Friedrichs
Hans Peter Hallwachs ...
Medizinsachverständiger
Traugott Buhre ...
Dabrowski
Stephan Schwartz ...
Daniel Ginsberg
Heinz Trixner ...
Müller
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Siebert
Volker Risch ...
Staatsamwalt
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Dr. Wendler
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The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his crimes. The young solicitor Peter Rohm has to defend him. But Peter Rohm - himself an expert on Josef Mengele and his crimes - feels unable to do this. When he decides to take on the case he endangers not only the relationship to his wife but also their lifes. A fictional story around the non-fictional person of Josef Mengele who died in 1979. Written by eixi

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A harrowing fantasy about a horror all too real.
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When I saw AFTER THE TRUTH I was absolutely spellbound. Such a monstrous, though in fact, quite simple idea could actually be turned into a film? In Germany? Never! The fact stands that this is a brave and well crafted study of a man's choice between professional opportunity and his personal ethics. Forced to defend The Angel Of Death - Dr. Josef Mengele - his personal life is, understandably, completely turned upside down. The script by Johannes W. Betz manages to alternate convincingly between scenes portraying his inner turmoil and the fascinating encounters with Dr. Mengele. Götz George as Mengele is excellent and it is largely through his brilliant performance that the story is so fascinating and believable. The ending of the film felt a bit like a copout to me but the clever editing and the accomplished direction by Roland Suso Richter never falter. After living in fear that the German cinema was dead and buried, there appears to be new blood to bring it back to life.


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