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The Story of a Murder

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The Story of a Murder

Release Date: February 25, 1965

Year    :   1965
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   DEFA
Director    :   Joachim Hasler
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Writers    :   Angel Vagenshtain, Walter Janka, Leonhard Frank
RunTime    :   95 mins.

In the mid-1950s, mayor Zwischenzahl is killed on the day of his inauguration in a West German town. The killer is Ruth Bodenheim, a Jewish woman, who wanted to avenge the death of her parents. Zwischenzahl, a former SA member, was apparently involved in the deportation of her parents to a concentration camp during the war. Ruth cannot bear the horrible events and the death of her parents and wants to open the eyes of the town′s residents.

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