2001, Fabrizio Collini (Franco Nero), a retired Italian worker, who had been living in Germany for 35 years, kills an elderly wealthy industrialist well known throughout the country. Collini's defense has been assigned to a public defender, the young lawyer Caspar Leinen (Elayas M'Barek), at his first major trial. However, Caspar had been a protegee of the murdered person, who he considered as a kind of father.Written by
The book and movie are based losely on a similar real case (Friedrich Engel), without spoiling too much for new viewers. See more »
A tedious start with a powerful finale
You will enjoy this movie, if you like good courtroom dramas, especially in the second hour it's really enjoyable and thrilling till the end. For me the first hour was way to tedious, to slow-paced with a few unnecessary scenes.
The movie is about the first case of a young lawyer. In the first place it seems the murder case is rather simple to clarify, but on the second look there is much more behind the curtain as you can imagine.
After a while i only wanted to know what really happened, but during the second hour i couldn't look away from the tv screen. I think Elyas M'Barek can perform a lot better but the rest of the main cast is acting pretty well.
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