October 2019: The Collini Case

Der Fall Collini
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Fabrizio Collini is a hard working, quiet and respectable man. Until the day he visits one of Berlin's most luxurious hotels and kills an innocent man in cold blood. Young attorney Caspar Leinen takes the case. Getting Collini a not-guilty verdict would make his name. But far too late he discovers that he knows Collini's victim. Leinen is caught in a professional and personal dilemma. Collini admits the murder but won't say why he did it, forcing Leinen to defend a man who won't defend himself. And worse, a close friend, and relation of the victim, insists that he give up the case. His reputation, his career and this friendship are all at risk. But then he makes a discovery that goes way beyond his own concerns and exposes a terrible and deadly truth at the heart of German justice . . .

The Collini Case is a masterful court room drama written by Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany’s most prominent defence lawyers, whose debut novel “Crime” became an instant bestseller in Germany when it was launched in 2009. Since then von Schirach has published several other equally well acclaimed bestsellers including “The Collini Case”.

“The Collini Case” is now made into a feature film starring Christian Zübert. The film will be shown at this year’s KINO German Film Festival. Click here for more Information.

The original German version, the translated Chinese and English version of “The Collini Case” are all available at the Library of Goethe-Institut Hongkong.