After the Truth
What happens when fugitive Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious Angel of Death at Auschwitz, returns to modern-day Germany to stand trial?
Starring Goetz George and Kai Wiesinger.
“The trial begins and Mengele's opening statement elicits surprise and anger. Contrary to the majority of Nazi war criminals who pleaded innocent to the charges brought against them in trials after the war, Mengele confesses to all of the charges against him. However he can see no wrong in what he did, his deeds were not crimes. On the contrary, he acted on “humanitarian grounds”… As a doctor he had done the only thing humanly possible to relieve the suffering of those condemned to death. Yes, he had killed small children. ‘Should I have left them to agonisingly starve to death?’ It was an “act of mercy”—euthanasia. ‘Doctors will always have to kill people,’ Mengele states. ‘A surgeon is no butcher just because he works with a knife.’ The public and state attorney are left speechless.”
"One of the great ‘what-ifs’ of history. Supported by an extremely well-written script and an exceptional cast of actors, After the Truth works as a powerful story with ethical and moral overtones."
After The Truth is the recipient of numerous International Awards & Nominations:
· Nominated, Best Actor, Goetz George, 1999 European Film Awards
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