Council of the Gods

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Council of the Gods

Council of the Gods

Release Date: May 12, 1950

Year    :   1950
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   DEFA
Director    :   Kurt Maetzig
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Friedrich Wolf, Philipp Gecht
RunTime    :   110 mins.

Based on the records of the Nuremberg trial of the chemical giant IG Farben; a story about the collaboration between international corporations and Nazi scientists, whose research contributed to the death of millions. The chemist Dr. Hans Scholz lives through a tortuous political transformation and maturation process. Eventually, he adopts political neutrality and closes his eyes to the fact that the poison being produced in his factory is being used in the extermination camps. Standing before the judges at the Nuremberg trials, he must face the fact that he is implicated in the deaths of millions in the gas chambers of the concentration camps.




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