Hinter den Schlagzeilen / Behind the Headlines
by Daniel Andreas Sager
Two years after the revelation of the Panama Papers, the journalists of the investigative department of the Süddeutsche Zeitung are examining new alarming cases. The political assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia and a mysterious arms dealer linked to Iran's nuclear missile programme keep the editorial team on its toes. When a video is leaked to them in the spring of 2019 that heavily incriminates Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, events come to a head. For the documentary, Germany's largest daily newspaper provides a unique insight into the work of its renowned investigative team. Pure suspense and a plea for the Fourth Estate.