Free Screening

Labyrinth of Lies

Thursday, March 30, 4:00 and 7:30 PM
Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College, Amherst

Selected as Germany’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, Labyrinth of Lies is an illuminating drama that follows Johann Radmann, a young and idealistic public prosecutor in Berlin, after he takes an interest in a former Auschwitz camp commander now working as a schoolteacher. Radmann is determined to bring the man to justice, but finds his efforts frustrated because many former Nazis now serve in the post-war government and want to forget the past. The award-winnning film is based on true events of the investigations that led to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials in the 1960s. 

“An intelligent and arresting fact-based drama.” —Variety

Q&A with Christian Rogowski, Professor of German, Amherst College.

Drama | 2015 | 124 minutes
Germany | German with subtitles
Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli