Monday, October 03, 2016
Labyrinth of Lies
Based on a true story this is about a young German public prosecutor who takes an interest in the case bought against a local school teacher who was a SS officer at Auschwitz. However he finds that there is limited interest in prosecuting him because of many of the men involved were also in the Nazi party.
I was surprised by one of the scenes where many of the young Germans are asked about their knowledge of Auschwitz and other camps, with most of them unaware of the horrors commited there. Eventually put in charge of making a case against the workers at the camp, his team are able to take some of them to trial. With only 789 of the approximately 6,500 workers being tried, this was still the biggest prosecution of some of those responsible for the murders of the many people who died in the camps.
It is hard to say if I enjoyed this movie - it was certainly not the most cheery of subjects, but it was interesting and the main character was a charismatic watch. 3/5