Toronto: Nazi Drama ‘The People vs. Fitz Bauer’ Secures International Distribution

Lars Kraume-directed film signs acquisition deals throughout Europe and Asia

Beta Cinema’s “The People vs. Fitz Bauer” has sold wide around the globe with a series of deals following the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film has been acquired by Italy’s Valerio de Paolis’ Cinema, Caramel (Spain), Cineart (Benelux), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Strada Films (Greece), Lev Cinemas (Israel), Alfa Films (Argentina), and New Select (Japan). As previously announced, ARP will release the film in France, and LookNow! in Switzerland.

Negotiations for a U.S. release are still under way.

A period drama directed by Lars Klaume, “The People vs. Fitz Bauer” stars Burghart Klaussner as Hessian attorney general Fritz Bauer, who receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

The film stars Klaussner (“The White Ribbon”), Ronald Zehrfeld (“Barbara,” “Phoenix”), Lilith Stangenberg, Jörg Schüttauf and Sebastian Blomberg. It was produced by Thomas Kufus’ zero one film, in co-production with Terz Film, WDR, HR and ARTE.