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Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (2016)

Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $288,434Details
International Box Office $622,573Details
Worldwide Box Office $911,007
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $31,797 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,925 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $36,722
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, with no success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past. Because of his distrust in the German justice system, Fritz Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and, by doing so, commits treason. Bauer is not seeking revenge for the Holocaust -- he is concerned with the German future.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as The People vs Fritz Bauer
International Releases: April 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
April 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
April 29th, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
July 1st, 2016 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: January 10th, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as The People vs Fritz Bauer
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2429 (Cert #50505), 6/15/2016)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Nazi, World War II, 1950s, 1960s, Lawyers, Nightclub, West Germany, Government Corruption, Nazis Outside of World War II
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Zero One Film, Terz Film, WDR, HR, Arte, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA, Filmfoederung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Hessischer Filmfoerderung, DFFB
Production Countries: Germany

Leading Cast

   Fritz Bauer

Supporting Cast

Ronald Zehrfeld    Karl Angermann
Sebastian Blomberg    Ulrich Kreidler
Jorg Schuttauf    Paul Gebhardt
Lilith Stangenberg    Victoria
Laura Tonke    Frȁulein Schütt
Gotz Schubert    Georg-August Zinn
Cornelia Groschel    Charlotte Angermann
Robert Atzorn    Charlotte's Father
Matthias Weidenhofer    Zvi Aharoni

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Production and Technical Credits

Lars Kraume    Screenwriter
Olivier Guez    Screenwriter
Thomas Kufus    Producer
Christoph Friedel    Co-Producer
Jens Harant    Director of Photography
Barbara Gies    Editor
Nessie Nesslauer    Casting Director
Nicole Schmied    Casting Director
Cora Pratz    Production Designer
Esther Walz    Costume Designer
Julian Maas    Music Supervisor
Christoph M. Kaiser    Music Supervisor

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/19 49 $33,781   6 $5,630   $33,781 1
2016/08/26 56 $22,156 -34% 8 $2,770   $73,361 2
2016/09/02 55 $37,051 +67% 12 $3,088   $124,431 3
2016/09/09 55 $30,599 -17% 21 $1,457   $179,060 4
2016/09/16 45 $44,726 +46% 34 $1,315   $237,368 5
2016/09/23 50 $23,148 -48% 19 $1,218   $277,636 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/19 50 $51,205   6 $8,534   $51,205 1
2016/08/26 58 $36,175 -29% 8 $4,522   $87,380 2
2016/09/02 55 $61,081 +69% 12 $5,090   $148,461 3
2016/09/09 55 $44,815 -27% 23 $1,948   $193,276 4
2016/09/16 46 $61,163 +36% 35 $1,748   $254,439 5
2016/09/23 51 $33,995 -44% 20 $1,700   $288,434 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 4/29/2016 $115,641 0 0 0 $274,091 6/9/2016
Netherlands 4/28/2016 $30,232 23 23 23 $35,617 6/8/2016
Portugal 7/1/2016 $3,450 4 4 9 $9,803 7/22/2016
Spain 4/29/2016 $0 0 50 202 $303,061 6/16/2016
Rest of World $1
International Total$622,573 7/22/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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