The gripping thriller The Collini Case follows a young lawyer who stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case. Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner (Summer Storm), the award-winning drama will be released on June 5, 2020.
The Collini Case centers on lawyer Caspar Leinen (Elyas M’Barek, Who Am I), who is confronted with a spectacular case when he is appointed by the court to defend 70-year-old German-Italian Fabrizio Collini (international screen icon Franco Nero), who has killed respected industrial magnate Hans Meyer (Manfred Zapatka, The Himmler Project) in his hotel suite, seemingly without motive.
For Caspar, there is much more at stake than his first big case as a defense lawyer. The victim was the grandfather of his childhood sweetheart, Johanna (Alexandra Maria Lara, Doctor Zhivago), and was a surrogate father to him in his youth. In addition, Caspar has an adversary in his former criminal law professor and legendary defense lawyer Richard Mattinger (Heiner Lauterbach, Granny Nanny), who has been appointed the joint plaintiff representative. The case quickly becomes a high-profile event, as Collini refuses to divulge his reason for killing Meyer.
As Caspar dives deeper and deeper into the case, he not only is confronted with the troubled past of the family he thought he knew so well, but he also uncovers one of the biggest judicial scandals in German history.
Based on the international bestseller of the same name by Ferdinand von Schirach, The Collini Case is a taut courtroom drama where the sins of the past must be laid bare before they can be forgiven, and the collective guilt of those responsible provides the framework for retribution.
Nominated for multiple awards, including Best Film at the Bavarian Film Awards, The Collini Case was honored with the Award of Justice 2020 by Cinema for Peace.