The Verdict
5th Festival of German Cinema

The Verdict © Julia Terjung / ARD Degeto / Moovie

Summary

Terrorists hijack a civil airplane and force the pilot to set course for a sold-out football stadium. At last minute and against the orders of his commander, a German air force pilot shoots down the airplane before it crashes into the stadium. Saving the lives of tens of thousands of people but killing all passengers on board, he faces charges for his action in court. THE VERDICT is an interactive film that engaged the audience into the discussion. After the hearing of the air force pilot, the audience has to judge for themselves and choose an ending – guilty or not guilty – by voting on spot.

Lars Kraume © players
Lars Kraume was born on February 24, 1973 in Chieri, Italy, and he grew up in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After graduating from school, he first worked as an assistant to various photographers. In 1992 he shot his first short film, "3:21," and handed in this film with his application to the film and television school Deutsche Film- and Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). In 2001 he made his feature film debut with “VIKTOR VOGEL”. In 2005 the semi-documentary feature film “KEINE LIEDER ÜBER LIEBE” celebrated its premiere in the Panorama program at the Berlinale in 2005. Kraume's next feature film "Guten Morgen, Herr Grothe" in 2007 won the German Television Award for Best Director and the Grimme Award. Also in 2007, he co-founded the production company Badlands Film, which produced his next feature film “DIE KOMMENDEN TAGE” in 2010. In 2012, Kraume left Badlands Film to concentrate more on his work as a writer. Two years later, he directed and wrote the script of two thrillers based on novels by Wolfgang Schorlau: "Dengler – Die letzte Flucht" (2014) and "Dengler – Am zwölften Tag" (2015). His feature film “THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER” (2015) won numerous Awards, amongst them the Audience Award for Best Picture at the Locarno International Film Festival and six awards at the German Film Awards 2016.

Screening Schedule

Beijing

11.11.2017
04:30 PM - 06:35 PM
Q&A with director Lars Kraume
Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (MOMA)
T4 North, Moma, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongcheng District
Ticket: 50 RMB (Online) / 60 RMB (Door)

14.11.2017
06:00 PM – 07:35 PM
Beijing Film Academy (BFA)
Xitucheng Road No. 4
Only for students of the academy

16.11.2017
07:00 PM - 08:35 PM
Beijing Star City Cinema (BSCC)
BB65 Oriental Plaza, Chang’an Avenue 1. Dongcheng District, Beijing
Ticket: 50 RMB (Online) / 60 RMB (Door)

Chengdu

14.11.2017
07:00 PM - 09:05 PM
Q&A with director Lars Kraume
Stellar Cinema Chengdu Joy City (SCCJ)
4F001, Joy City, 518 Dayue Road, Wuhou District
Ticket: 40 RMB / 20 RMB (Student)

18.11.2017
04:00 PM – 05:35 PM
Stellar Cinema Chengdu Joy City (SCCJ)
4F001, Joy City, 518 Dayue Road, Wuhou District
Ticket: 40 RMB / 20 RMB (Student)

Shenzhen

24.11.2017
07:00 PM - 08:35 PM
Shenzhen Broadway Cinematheque (SBC)
No.SL562, L5, CRC WanXiang Tiandi, YueHai Road, Nanshan District, Shen Zhen
Ticket: 50 RMB / 40 RMB (Member)

25.11.2017
01:30 PM- 03:05 PM 
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park) (BC)
2/F, Cocopark Mall, Fuhua 3rd Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen
Ticket: 50 RMB / 40 RMB (Member)

Nanjing

16.11.2017
03:30 PM - 05:35 PM
Q&A with director Lars Kraume
Lumière Pavilions Nanjing Golden Eagle (LNX)
Golden Eagle Xinjiekou Store Block B 9F,No.101 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Ticket: 40 RMB / 30 RMB (Member)

18.11.2017
07:00 PM - 08:35 PM
Lumière Pavilions Nanjing Golden Eagle (LNX)
Golden Eagle Xinjiekou Store Block B 9F,No.101 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Ticket: 40 RMB / 30 RMB (Member)