GOETHE FILMS: The End of Truth
Presented by the Goethe-Institut. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE!
From Fritz Lang’s genre-defining silent "Spies" to the Cold War and 21st century terror plots, East and West Germany have been at the centre of international espionage stories for a century. Our perception of good & evil in global conflicts might shift, but questions of identity, beliefs, loyalty, collusion & (self-)betrayal remain. Have we reached “the end of truth” as Leinemann’s recent German film title in our series suggests?
("Das Ende der Wahrheit", Germany 2018, 103min.) written and directed by Philipp Leinemann ("The King's Surrender" with Zehrfeld), starring Ronald Zehrfeld ("Phoenix", "Barbara"), Alexander Fehling ("Homeland", "Labyrinth of Lies"), Antje Traue ("Dark"), Claudia Michelsen ("The Tower"), Axel Prahl ("Grill Point")
Introduced by critic Adam Nayman (Cinema Scope, Sight & Sound, Globe & Mail, The Ringer).
German Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Bambi Award Nominee for Best German Actor
“Dares us to consider that the true enemy is in our own ranks. Cool, clear-sighted, unsentimental.” – SWR
Martin Behrens is a Middle East expert for German intelligence agency BND. He obtains information leading to a U.S. drone strike on a wanted terrorist in Zahiristan. A few days later, there's a terrorist attack on a restaurant – the video claiming responsibility calls it payback for the drone strike. Freelance journalist Aurice, with whom Martin was having an affair, is among the victims – she was investigating corruption at the heart of BND. Martin soon has to realize that, in a world where big corporations profit from arms deals as well as from homeland security contracts, good and evil are sometimes hard to tell apart.
Part of the Goethe-Institut's focus on German film.
by Fritz Lang
FOR EYES ONLY
by János Veiczi