Schuss in der Nacht - Die Ermordung Walter Lübckes

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Schuss in der Nacht - Die Ermordung Walter Lübckes

germany right wing extremism political documentary

Schuss in der Nacht - Die Ermordung Walter Lübckes

Release Date: December 04, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary, Drama, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   AVE Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, HR, NDR, Südwestrundfunk, RBB
Director    :   Raymond Ley
Producers    :   Johanna Behre, Walid Nakschbandi, Regina Kaczmarek, Tonio Kellner, Joheina Hamami, Charlotte Siebenrock, Tim Klimeš, Christiane Mädge, Martín Steinhagen, Arabella Wintermayr, Uta Zorn, Beate Selchow, Caroline Dyrek, Helen Dreesen, Brian A. Moser
Writers    :   Raymond Ley, Hannah Ley, Dirk Eisfeld
RunTime    :   89 mins.

On June 1st, 2019, around 11:30pm, the shoot which represents a turning point in the federal republic falls. In the hessian small town Wolfhagen-Istha, the district president of Kassel, Walter Lübcke, is murdered during this night, while, just a few meters away, the annual carnival is putting the locals into a festive mood. It is DNA-evidence on the clothes of Walter Lübcke which leads the investigators on June 15th, 2019, to his presumptive murderer: Stephan Ernst. The previously convicted right-wing extremist Ernst gets arrested by a SEK unit in Kassel. A first background check reveals: Stephan Ernst was known to the security authorities, but they did not have him on their radar for six years. Now he is back. And a person is dead. The docu-drama “Schuss in der Nacht” („Shoot in the dark“) tells emotionally, and simultaneously factually, how the deadly attack on Lübcke came to be. It tells about the first far-right motivated murder of a politician since the era of national socialism.


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