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A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case in the gripping thriller "The Collini Case" by Marco Kreuzpaintner with Elyas M'Barek, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heiner Lauterbach. The award-winning German language drama will be released in North America on June 5th by capelight pictures and MPI Media Group. Join our arts & culture newsletter for a chance to see the film by winning your personal Apple TV/iTunes download-to-own code
. Nominated for multiple awards, including Best Film at the Bavarian Film Awards, "The Collini Case" was honored with the Award of Justice 2020 by Cinema for Peace.
"The Collini Case"
(Germany, 2019, 123 min), directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, with Elyas M'Barek ("Welcome to Germany", "Who Am I"), Alexandra Maria Lara ("Downfall", "Rush", "The Reader"), Heiner Lauterbach ("Welcome to Germany"), Jannis Niewöhner ("Beat), Catrin Striebeck ("Head-on", "Soul Kitchen"), Rainer Bock ("The White Ribbon", "A Most Wanted Man")
A murder. A murderer. No motive. A young lawyer. A spectacular murder case. A legal scandal stretching back to Nazi Germany. For over 30 years, Fabrizio Collini has worked diligently for a German carmaker before going and killing a man, seemingly on a whim. It's a nightmare for lawyer Caspar Leinen, who takes over his case as a court-assigned lawyer: The victim, respected industrialist Jean-Baptiste Meyer, was Leinen's long-time friend and mentor and is the grandfather of his high-school sweetheart Johanna. Everything in this spectacular case seems to be working against the inexperienced lawyer: Caspar is personally involved, has a client who won't talk to him, and an opponent who seems far superior in legendary prosecutor Professor Richard Mattinger. When he decides to tackle the case anyway, he starts uncovering one of the greatest legal scandals ever, stretching back to World War II. But how much is he willing to sacrifice to expose the truth?
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