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Murer – Anatomie eines Prozesses
Murer – Anatomy of a trial
Graz, 1963. The respected local politician and wealthy farmer Franz Murer is on trial for a serious war crime allegedly committed while he was in command of the Vilnius ghetto in 1941–43. The evidence of his guilt is overwhelming. But the powers-that-be want to close this dark chapter in their country’s history once and for all.
|Key cast:||Karl Fischer, Alexander E. Fennon, Roland Jaeger, Melita Jurisic, Karl Markovics, Dov Glickman|
|Producers:||Viktoria Salcher, Mathias Forberg, Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef|
|Awards (selection):||Best Austrian Feature Film (Graz/Diagonale), Special Jury Prize (Vienna Film Prize)|
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«If an event is never described, it's as though it never took place.»
Until recently the name Franz Murer did not feature in Austria's collective awareness of history. The SS officer was instrumental in destroying the Jewish ghetto in Vilnius, and in 1955 he was returned to Austria from a Russian prison to be tried for his crimes. He wasn’t put to trial until eight years later. MURER – ANATOMY OF A TRIAL Christian Frosch has reappraised an outrageous case of post-war jurisdiction in Austria.