A City Is Blackmailed (Eine Stadt wird erpresst)

  • Dominik Graf /
  • Germany /
  • 2009 /
  • 90 mins

Uwe Kockisch, Mišel Maticevic, Julia Blankenburg, Thomas Neumann, Hubertus Hartmann, Arved Birnbaum, Lutz Teschner / Fiction / German

The best film ever made about the economic and psychological fallout in post-'reunification' East Germany, served up in the guise of a subversive, fast-paced, cleverly constructed crime investigation. When the city of Leipzig is threatened by a €20-million extortion scheme, an unconventional police commissioner follows the trail to a rather unusual hamlet – and a hushed-up case from his own East German past. [15]

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