Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor at The Tribunal in The Hague manages to convince a young Bosnian woman to testify against an alleged war criminal. Amidst the inconsistencies of political interests and threats coming from Bosnian Serb nationalists, she realizes that her opponents not only sit on the dock across from her, but also can be found in her own ranks. Hannah faces the trial of her life, all of a sudden torn between her strong beliefs in the system and her loyalty towards the witness.
Amnesty International Film Prize, Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, Reader Jury of the Berliner Morgenpost | Berlinale, Germany, 2009
Bernhard Wicki Film Award | Munich FF, Germany, 2009
German Film Critics Award | , Germany, 2010
CAST & CREW
Britta Knöller, Hans-Christian Schmid
Bernd Lange, Hans-Christian Schmid
Director of Photography
Christian M. Goldbeck
Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane, Rolf Lassgård, Alexander Fehling
23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH
Born 1965, Altötting. Studied film at the HFF in Munich and scriptwriting at the USC in Los Angeles. He has worked for years with producers Jakob Claussen und Thomas Wöbke and with screenwriter Michael Gutmann. He lives in Berlin.
Sekt oder Selters (1989), Die Mechanik des Wunders (1992), Himmel und Holle (1994), After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995), 23 Nichts ist so wie es scheint (1998), Crazy (2000), Distant Lights (2003), Requiem (2006), Storm (2009)