A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.


Christian Zübert (screenplay), Robert Gold (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Elyas M'Barek ... Caspar Leinen
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Johanna Meyer
Heiner Lauterbach ... Prof. Dr. Richard Mattinger
Manfred Zapatka ... Hans Meyer
Jannis Niewöhner ... Young Hans Meyer
Rainer Bock ... Senior Prosecutor Dr. Reimers
Catrin Striebeck Catrin Striebeck ... Presiding Judge
Pia Stutzenstein ... Nina
Peter Prager ... Caspar's Father
Franco Nero ... Fabrizio Collini
Hannes Wegener ... Aicke
Falk Rockstroh ... Judge
Titus Flügel Titus Flügel ... Caspar as Kid
Levi Kirchhoff Levi Kirchhoff ... Philipp as Kid
Anne Haug Anne Haug ... Pathologist's Assistant


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 Ferruccio

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The book and movie are based losely on a similar real case (Friedrich Engel), without spoiling too much for new viewers. See more »

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A tedious start with a powerful finale
20 February 2020 | by Major_FletcherSee all my reviews

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.

Cheers, Boyka

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5 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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