Film Screening NSU: The Investigators

Still from NSU: The Investigators (2016) © Julia Terjung/Wiedemann&Berg


Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

German History X

Paul Winter, a special investigator in Thuringia, is summoned, alongside his boss and closest associate Walter Ahler, to meet the leader of the State Office of Criminal Investigations. Three right wing extremists have disappeared, and it’s up to the investigation to find them. It soon becomes clear how active the domestic intelligence service is in the right-wing scene, and after years of unsuccessfully searching, the investigation is shelved.

Then, in 2011, a police patrol in a residential area of Eisenach comes across a suspicious camper van after a bank robbery. As the officers approach the vehicle, shots are fired, and the camper goes up in flames. An arsenal and two corpses are recovered from the burnt-out camper, and the dead are identified as Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt, two of the three right-wing extremists once hunted by investigators.

Paul Winter is called in once more to find the third member of the gang, the fugitive Beate Zschäpe. Winter realises this is his chance at last to bring to light how everything really fits together. With police trainee Charlotte Ahler, the daughter of Winter’s former boss, he heads out in search of the truth.

Florian Cossen, Germany, 2016, 92 min.