Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Giulio Ricciarelli’s directorial debut “Labyrinth of Lies,” based on the true story of a Nazi coverup during WWII, ahead of the film’s TIFF premiere on Friday. Synopsis:
The economic miracle is changing the life of Germans in post-war Germany 20 years later. Most of them are sick of the war and prefer to push their guilt to the back of their mind. When a journalist (André Szymanski) identifies a teacher in the playground as a former guard from Auschwitz, no one wants to take notice. But a young prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) takes on the case and can‘t even be stopped by his boss. During his research he realizes that some Germans claim that they never heard the expression “Auschwitz,“ while others try to forget about it. As the resolute prosecutor doesn‘t give up, the Attorney General Fritz Bauer (Gert Voss) retains him to take charge of the investigations.
“Of all the films available for acquisition at the Toronto International Film Festival,” SPC said, “‘Labyrinth of Lies’ is the gem under the rock.”The film is produced by Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion in co-production with Naked Eye Film Production and stars Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Johann von Bülow, Friederike Becht and Gert Voss.