Die Lügen der Sieger

Deutschland Frankreich 2013/2014 Spielfilm

Summary

The Lies of The Victors

Fabian Groys, a renowned journalist for a political news magazine, enjoys great freedom since the stories he uncovers make for good sales. When he is saddled with an intern, he reacts sulkily, but after losing his hot story about questionable army policy towards injured veterans, he switches to a gory zoo story that he’d actually meant to leave to the intern. But there seems to be more behind the suicide of a man who had himself torn to shreds by a lion. Signs proliferate indicating that the two stories are interlinked. Is it pure coincidence, or is Groys the victim of nebulous figures who are skillfully feeding him information? Is he still an independent investigative journalist or has he long since been made into a puppet captured in the sticky threads of a web, spun by forces unknown? And if this is the case, how can Groys regain his independence if he is battling an opponent who never steps out of the shadows?

Christoph Hochhäusler's political thriller shines a light to the topical issue of power, lobbyism and the manipulation of the media. "The Lies of The Victors" untangles a cunning web involving indiscretion, the spreading of half-truths, the hunt for a big scandal, and the, at times, dubious methods of lobbyists. Hochhäusler takes a look behind the scenes revealing how offstage players influence and control political and journalistic processes.

Source: German Film Service & Marketing GmbH

 





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    • 18.07.2013 - 06.09.2013: Köln, Ruhrgebiet, Berlin
Duration:
112 min
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DCP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.01.2015, 149525, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (IT): Oktober 2014, Rom, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.10.2014, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 18.06.2015

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  • Arbeitstitel (DE) Lichtjahre
  • Originaltitel (DE) Die Lügen der Sieger

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Original

Duration:
112 min
Format:
DCP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.01.2015, 149525, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (IT): Oktober 2014, Rom, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.10.2014, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 18.06.2015