• Im Labyrinth des Schweigens
  • Im Labyrinth des Schweigens
  • Im Labyrinth des Schweigens

Im Labyrinth des Schweigens

by Giulio Ricciarelli Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition

Frankfurt, 1958. Some have never heard of ‘Auschwitz’, others want to forget as quickly as possible. As with all newcomers, the recently graduated attorney Johann Radmann is set to work on tedious traffic offenses. His interest is roused one day when journalist Thomas Gnielka creates a commotion in the courthouse: A friend of Gnielka has recognized a teacher as being a former Auschwitz warden, but nobody wants to take on the case. Against the will of his direct superiors, Radmann begins exploring the suit. His only source of help in this endeavour is the Attorney General Fritz Bauer. The emergence of highly sensitive documents prompts Bauer to make Radmann the official head of a more detailed investigation. The young lawyer approaches his new task with boundless energy, but his search for truth leads him ever deeper into a labyrinth of repression, lies and transfiguration. IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS looks back at the hope-filled, wonder years of Germany’s economic boom, a time when personal and collective repression was all-important.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2014
  • Runtime: 122 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Giulio Ricciarelli
  • Cast: Alexander Fehling, Gert Voss, Friederike Becht, André Szymanski
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  • Screenplay: Elisabeth Bartel, Giulio Ricciarelli
  • Cinematography: Martin Langer, Roman Osin
  • Editor: Andrea Mertens
  • Sound: Günther Gries
  • Music: Niki Reiser, Sebastian Pille
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  • Producers: Jakob Claussen, Sabine Lamby, Ulrike Putz
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  • Production Company: Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH
  • World Sales: Beta Cinema
  • Swiss Distribution: Universal Pictures International Switzerland GmbH
  • www.imlabyrinthdesschweigens.de
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