Christian Holub
September 25, 2015 AT 07:56 PM EDT

Labyrinth of Lies

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
121 minutes
Wide Release Date
09/30/15
performer
Andre Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht
director
Giulio Ricciarelli
genre
Drama, History

We gave it an A-

Giulio Ricciarelli’s film is set in the years after World War II, as Germany struggles with the legacy of the Holocaust. An ambitious young lawyer (Alexander Fehling) teams up with a journalist (André Szymanski) to prosecute former SS soldiers who have reintegrated into society. Despite all their hard work (the old-school investigation is like The Wire reimagined in postwar Europe), they find no easy answers. Fehling gives a commanding physical performance as he transitions from ambition to despair to, finally, resolve. A–

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