Magazine article Screen International

Nazi-Hunter Thriller 'Fritz Bauer' Tops German Film Awards Nominations

Magazine article Screen International

Nazi-Hunter Thriller 'Fritz Bauer' Tops German Film Awards Nominations

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Lars Kraume's Nazi hunter thriller The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) is the hot ticket for this year's German Film Awards (aka Lolas) after garnering nine nominations.

The co-production between Berlin's zero one film and Cologne-based TERZ Film attracted nods in the categories for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Lead Actor (Burghart Klaußner), and Best Supporting Actor (Ronald Zehrfeld) as well for production design, costume design, make-up, and the film score.

Kraume's film - which is being handled internationally by Beta Cinema - had its world premiere on Locarno's Piazza Grande last August where it won the Audience Award, and was named by the Best German Film of 2015 by the German Film Critics Association at their annual awards ceremony during February's Berlinale.

Lead actor Klaußner, who played the eponymous attorney general hunting down SS fugitive Adolf Eichmann, himself received Best Actor honours at January's Bavarian Film Awards and was voted Best Actor of 2015 by the German critics.

The People vs. Fritz Bauer will be competing for the top honour of the Golden Lola - or Silver and Bronze - with five other nominated films: Theresa von Eltz's drama 4 Kings; Tom Tykwer's A Hologram For A King, starring Tom Hanks; David Wnendt's satire Look Who's Back; Doris Dörrie's Fukushima, Mon Amour; and Student Oscar-winner Thomas Stuber's debut feature A Heavy Heart.

While Kraume's film is this year's clear favourite with nine nominations in the 16 categories, Florian Gallenberger's Chile-set drama Colonia, Wolfgang Becker's Me & Kaminski, and A Heavy Heart all attracted five nominations apiece. …

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